signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: John Giorno, Tibetan N'yingma [sic] Buddhist Practitioner a senior U.S. student of / H.H. the late Ven. Dudjom Rinpoche whose N.Y. Center Giorno helped found. Poet / & Performance Artist, Giormo'd worked early with Andy Warhol ("Sleep") , Jasper Johns, / R. Rauschenberg and William Burroughs whose "Bunker" loft on Bowery he inherited / when W.S.B. removed to Lawrence Kansas. Innovative record producer thru [sic] Giorno Po- / etry Systems, he founded "Dial-a-Poem" via Museum of Modern art, N.Y. Here at / Board-room big table in Bunker, Giorno uses the space to host visiting Roma teach- / ers and Doctors. Burroughs visiting December 20, 1987.; on verso, by unknown hand, lower left in graphite: #914/29,667; lower center in graphite: Signed 7/29/91 / 12/20/87; lower right in graphite: Neg; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-288; bottom right in graphite: GDC-707
Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2016.