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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Gelek Rimpoche, Tibetan Vajrayana teacher, visited to say Goodbye / at his student Yael Crawford's house, Cleveland, Ohio, I'd stayed over / with Philip Glass for Jewel Heart Meditation Center benefit. A Friend / gave me this cloth-sewn Uncle Sam hat, too small for Rimpoche's dome. / He'd just gotten U.S.A. citizenship & passport. Dalai Lama enshrined over / mantel. March 20, 1995.; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in graphite: #99 VE; 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: AG, Signed / 4/8/95 / ✓ / print B6; lower right in graphite: 3/21/95 / Neg #18; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-264; bottom right in graphite: GDC-641

Provenance

Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA (through Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York), 2017.

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