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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Peter Orlovsky seated handsome mysterious-haired, William Burroughs thoughtful with hat to shade Mediterranean / sun, camera in hand, Alan Ansen relaxed visiting from Venice to help type The Soft Machine [underlined] cut-up writings, Gregory Corso / sunglassed and Minox’d, Paul Bowles with elegant striped tie squinting in bright mid-morning light—all assembled, / myself on right with cigarette & white trousers, at garden wall outside Bill’s single room Villa Muneria, my Kodak / Retina probably in Michael Portman’s hands July 1961 Tanger Moroc. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper left inverted in graphite: V#1; upper right perpendicular: 10/18/89 / S.K.; center stamped in black ink: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; by unknown hand, lower left perpendicular in graphite; 61/#47/829; lower center: GD-AG-80; lower right: GDC-864


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