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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Geoffrey Manough, day after 18th birthday, Poet visiting New / York from College Chapel Hill, North Carolina, pasta salad on 1st ave. / "I feel like I could Walk/into a forest/and start a fire with every / footprint/...I have found a me long buried/beneath sludge, gripe, / and scabs/beneath discrimination and self-hate./All devices aside,/ / I can now say that the race is won./I'm over the line." From / _Mystic's Fists_ pamphlet. March 21, 1995.; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in graphite: #98 VE; top right in graphite: X; upper right in graphite: 3/12/95 / Neg 9; upper right in graphite: ✓; center stamped in black ink: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-263; bottom right in graphite: GDC-640

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Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2016.

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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