Lot 689: Allen Ginsberg

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:01:31

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Lot 689: Fantastic matte-finish 6.5 x 12.5 gelatin silver photo of Jack Kerouac originally taken by Ginsberg in 1953, lengthily signed in the large lower border in black ink, "Jack Kerouac, railroad brakeman's rule-book in pocket, couch pillows airing on fire-escape overlooking backyard clotheslines south view three flights up, my apartment 206 East 7th Street between Ave B and Ave C Lower East Side, Manhattan. He'd completed On the Road, Visions of Cody, Dr. Sax, &'d begun Book of Dreams and Pic, was in midst of subterraneous affair with 'Mardou Fox,' that novel completed same year along with his romance Maggie Cassady. Burroughs then in residence edited Yage Letters and Queer MSS. Gregory Corso visited that season probably September, 1953. Allen Ginsberg." Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 14.25 x 20.25. In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $4000-5000
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