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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Living Theater genius Julian Beck 48th Street New York hospital room, his / stomach-abdomen lining cancer allowed remission for the next year while he made films / & video & theater & books from Zurich to Miami; “Death is the ultimate corruption,” he / announced, that day I visited, Medical Arts Center, May 1984. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in graphite: #47 VE / T62; upper right circled: #49; center: page 59; center right perpendicular: 60; lower center #194/86 74 / May 84 / BK 1 #17 [?] 4 [crossed out] / Neg 27 / AG [circled]; bottom left circled: 154; bottom center: GD-AG-363; bottom right: GDC-648 EG

Provenance

Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2012.