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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Lou Reed, poet-musician (hero to avant-guard Czheckozlovak [sic] intellectual rock-band dissident / "Plastic People of the Universe" defended from government persecution by playwright Vaclav Havel and his / Charter 77 friends) at make-up table in green room, public Theater Lafayette Street New York, in- / vited by impressario Rose Lesniak (above) to Master Ceremonies, Premiere of Poetry- Music Video / Clips by Anne Waldman ("oh! [sic] oh! plutonium") and myself ("Father Death Blues"), September 1984.; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in graphite: #38 VE; top right in graphite circled: #59; upper right in graphite circled: 145; center in graphite: Sept 84 / # 219/9414 / Signed 1/25/91; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-357; bottom right in graphite: GDC-822 AGI96 20


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

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Davis, Gary S.
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