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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: City Lights Bookstore visit—Philip Whalen poet Zen Sensei, anonymous eyeglassed onlooker, / Amy and Michael McClure with shopowner poet-painter Laurence Ferlinghetti standing / framed in door; below Nanao Sakaki Japonesia’s Bum-Academy longhair poet king, / and John Montgomery kneeling beside him, Proud to be Characterized by Jack Kerouac 30 / years earlier as a foolish mountaineer in _The Dharma Bums_. San Francisco, May 22, 1988.; bottom center of mount printed in black ink on applied label: [French translation of inscription]; on verso, by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-133; bottom right: GDC-890; bottom left of mount in graphite circled: #43; bottom center of mount in graphite: Image # 31720; bottom center of mount: GD-AG-133; bottom right of mount: GDC-890; bottom right of mount: 34

Provenance

Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2018.

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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