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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: I’d asked Robert Frank if he’d make back-jacket photo for / Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-'92 [underlined], we crossed Avenue from / his old brick house on Bleeker to leafy empty lot stormfenced / near CBGB’s Bowery grunge-rock mecca, he snapped lively Por- / trait, my Leica M-6 strapped on Bike carry-rack, we changed places, / I saw his familiar face, September 5, 1993. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, lower center in graphite: GD-AG-111; lower right: GDC-852

Provenance

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