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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Louise Nevelson at Park Avenue millionaire Patron’s apartment / brunch gathering during Jewish Book Fair. I’d not met her before, / she transported me to her Mott Street building in a stretch limousine / provided by her hosts, showed me her combine-sculpture studio, / gave me an autobiographic volume signed, I never saw her again, November 9, 1986. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, center stamped in black ink: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1991 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; by unknown hand, lower right in graphite: 11/9/86 / 682/22358; bottom center: GD-AG-106; bottom right: GDC-886 V[star]

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