Allen Ginsberg’s photos at the NGA

Photo of Jack Kerouac by Allen Ginsberg, 1953

Ginsberg’s script reads:

Jack Kerouac wandering along East 7th Street after visiting Burroughs at our pad, passing statue of Congressman Samuel “Sunset” Cox, “The Letter-Carrier’s Friend” in Tompkins Square toward corner of Avenue A, Lower East Side; he’s making a Dostoyevsky mad-face or Russian basso be-bop Om, first walking around the neighborhood, then involved with The Subterraneans, pencils & notebook in wool shirt-pockets, Fall 1953, Manhattan.

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~ by Valerie Palmer on September 14, 2010.

One Response to “Allen Ginsberg’s photos at the NGA”

  1. […] has a foot in the skate world and another foot in the art world. Ginsberg photographed writers like Kerouac (pictured below) and William S. Burroughs and Templeton documents the disaffected youth in Orange […]

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