Item #4812 Allen Ginsberg photographed by Beat photographer Mark Green at a party. With Autograph Letter Signed by Green. MARK GREEN ALLEN GINSBERG.
Allen Ginsberg photographed by Beat photographer Mark Green at a party. With Autograph Letter Signed by Green.

Green (1932). San Francisco based Beat photographer, journalist, and poet. Ginsberg (1926-97) American poet generally regarded as the spokesman for the Beat Generation of the 1950s; best known for his poems, "Howl" (1956) and "Kaddish and other poems, 1958-1960" (1961).

Allen Ginsberg photographed by Beat photographer Mark Green at a party. With Autograph Letter Signed by Green.

Allen Ginsberg is photographed by Mark Green at a party circa 1970. The candid photograph is captioned by Green on the lower margin, "Ginsberg & the Angels of Light at Black Writers Workshop, San Francisco." An arrow on the lower left margin points up to highlight Ginsberg seated on the floor next a woman wearing a hat. To the right under the image the photographer signed with date, "Mark Green 1970." Green was involved in the Beat Movement as a photographer and promoter active in the San Francisco area. The photo image measures 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 within an 8 x 7 sheet. On verso, Green further explains the image, "A black friend invited me to a reading of Ginsberg at Black Writers Workshop. Turned out to be him in Drag (with a beard then) with a campy group - The Angels of Light Circa 1970." Also on verso, Green wrote on a note to "Richard" in 1976 suggesting he was sending his photograph of Ginsberg to his correspondent. Condition: Two pinholes at top margin, ink has smudge somewhat on lower margin, upper and lower left corners bent, bend visible in upper right image near border. The image seems not to have been well protected.

Item #4812

Price: $375.00

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