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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Foreign Language Department building, Baoding University, two hours train south of Beijing, November / 1984, students at the door—down the avenue past an athletic field is entrance-gate to campus. I taught / Whitman, W.C. Williams, Kerouac, Burroughs and Gregory Corso’s writing to eager provincial students for three / weeks, and sang lyrics by William Blake. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, lower right in graphite: Neg #29 / BK 4#28 / printed Mar 87 B.G.; bottom left: 21; bottom center: GD-AG-374; bottom right: November 1984 GDC-693

Provenance

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