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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Gathering at Henry Geldzahler's West 9th street backyard patio the afternoon of / Francesco Clemente's double vernissage Mary Boone/Leo Castelli Galleries,-- / John Giorno Poet, Geldzahler art critic curator ^self Clemente Naples born painter / William Burroughs novelist-painter arm round shoulder of old friend poet sec- / retary Alan Ansen (who'd typed mss. of _Naked Lunch_ in Tanger [sic] a quarter Century / earlier); behind them James Grauerholz, Burroughs' secretary & his boy- / friend at the time Ira Silverberg peeking over Burroughs' left shoulder, March / 30, 1985 Manhattan-- my Rolliflex [sic] in Raymond Foye's hands.; on verso, by artist, upper center in graphite perpendicular: Signed AG / 3/15/95; by unknown hand, lower right in graphite: #320/12,099 / 3/30/85 / Bk 3 #11 env 2 [crossed out] / Neg #3; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-156; bottom right in graphite: GDC-706

Provenance

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

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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