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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Harry Smith, Film-maker, folklore archivist, ethnomusicologist, her- / metic painter, alchemist & Bishop of O.T.O. erasing some note in his calender [sic], / Packing boxes of books and rare phonograph records in his room prior to de- / parture from Hotel Breslin 28th St. & Broadway where he lived several years. / Some boxes were stored in basement of Film-Maker's Archive, some at my apart- / ment. January 12, 1985.; on verso, by unknown hand, center in graphite on applied label: 270% / 36 pg; center in graphite on applied label: SHOT 60 1/2 / pg 35; lower right in graphite: #280/11,375 / 1/12/85 / B.k.1 #47 env. 9 [crossed out]; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-339; bottom right in graphite: GDC-744

Provenance

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

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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