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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Formal banquet speeches, meeting of American Academy of Arts & Letters delegates to Soviet Writer’s Union—Play- / write [sic] Arthur Miller head bowed stoic at left, Jacob Laurence white-collard in front of Miller, white haired Chairman / Fedorenko in horn-rimmed glasses leaning against wall looking up third from right, Lithuanian Writer’s Union Chair- / man/Chief gazing down at his notes at microphone, Buffet table as yet untouched—at the time the Russians / wanted to emphasize integrity of Society boundaries so meeting was deliberately held in Vilnius (in secret from / local writers—November 19, 1985.; on verso of mat, by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-26; bottom right: GDC-942

Provenance

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

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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