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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Robert Frank, his Bleeker Street house New York January 1984, old Polaroid 195 gives neg- / ative, portrait for my Collected Poems 1947-1980 [underlined] back-jacket—Peter Orlovsky present snapped / both that hour. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper left perpendicular in graphite: T57; center: 1984 / BK 1 #1 [underlined] neg 35A / #171/7,885; center right perpendicular: 55; lower center: GD-AG-369; lower right: GDC-720 27. EG

Provenance

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