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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Mock machete battle with state agricultural advisor, American girl passing through watching, elder / Antonio the family retainer & nephew, Finca Tacalapan de San Leandro a day’s travel by / river & horseback from Salto de Agua Railroad stops into edge of Peten Rainforest to old family land / of Karena Shields (first Jane in 30s Tarzan movies) who hosted me February thru May, we’d met / at Palenque old Mayan ruins nearby, & lived in open thatchroof shelter, slept in Mosquito-netted / hammocks, & wrote “Siesta in Xbalba”, Chiapas Mexico 1954. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, signed by artist, lower left in graphite: Signed 4/28/95 AG.; center stamped in black ink: From the archive of Allen Ginsberg / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / Fax 212-675-1686; by unknown hand, bottom left in graphite: 1954 / GC-26-IM 319-BKIA #26; bottom center: GD-AG-35; bottom right: GDC-947

Provenance

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