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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Francesco Clemente taking a break from painting my portrait in oil, his first from / life model, here working on background of imaginary Afric head, his studio Broadway / & Great Jones Street. We'd done several illuminated books together (notably _White Shroud_ / 1984) & he'd published my Blake discourse "Your Reason & Blake's System" in his / Palm-sized Hanuman Editions. Manhattan December 14, 1989.; on verso, center stamped in black ink: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; by unknown hand, lower right in graphite: SIGNED / 8/12/95; lower right in graphite: 12/14/89 / #1253 / NEG. #15; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-110; bottom right in graphite: GDC-870

Provenance

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

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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