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Inscription

signed by artist, across bottom, below image in black ink: Georgian Writers' Union officials, tableaux actresses, audience front rows, portrait of Trestan Tabidze [sic] / onstage Tibilisi Music House [sic] December 10, 1985 dedication of Museum memorial to Poet / friend of Pasternak killed by Stalin 1937. Bela Achmadullina [sic] urged me to attend. -- / Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in graphite: #509/16.677; top center: [Tibl ist?] / PARAjANOF; top right: 12/10/85 / Ney #1; upper center, crossed out with line: Bk 7 #23; lower center, reversed, circled in black pencil: 110; bottom left corner, circled: 85; bottom center, along edge: GD-AG-164; bottom right, along edge: GDC-S11

Provenance

Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2015.