signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: John Wieners for me among top ten American poets visiting my room Park Plaza Hotel, / Boston. We'd met 3 decades earlier at Cedar Bar, N.Y.-- Robert Creeley & Frank O'Hara both admired / his gifts then, _Hotel Wentey [sic] Poems_ were published 1958 - - but none of his books were in print at the / time of this visit February 1, 1985. Since then Raymond Foye edited 2 volumes-- all Wieners' Poetry / -- For Black Sparrow Press.; on verso, by artist, center in graphite: Signed 6/15/91 A.G.; by unknown hand, center in graphite: BK1 #53A [crossed out] neg 7A / Feb 85; lower right in graphite: #287/11,708; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-334; bottom right in graphite: GDC-748; bottom right in graphite: EG
Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2016.