Ginsberg

Main Gallery

January 27 – March 12, 2011

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Richard Avedon
Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, poets, New York City, December 30, 1963
Gelatin silver print; printed 1980
24 X 20 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Portrait Snapshot by W.S. Burroughs, Kodak Retina, my apartment roof East 7th Street, we edited "Yage Letters", 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
14 X 11 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Williams S. Burroughs fixing typescript of "Yage Letters" at kitchen table, 206 East 7th Street, New York, Fall 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
16 x 20 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

William S. Burroughs at bookshelf-window on fire escape, 206 East 7th Street, New York, Fall 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Eager Kerouac, East 7th Street, New York, 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

William Burroughs acting the Andre Gidian sophisticate lecturing at country bumpkin Thomas Wolfian American youth Jack Kerouac listening deadpan earnestly to "the most intelligent man in America". My apartment, 206 East 7th Street, Manhattan, Fall 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

William S. Burroughs & Jack Karouac in mortal combat with snaky Moroccan dagger and broomstick club on my couch, 206 East 7th Street
Street, Fall 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Heroic Portrait of Jack Kerouac with Railroad Brakeman's manual in pocket, Fire Escape, New York, 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
20 X 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Jack Kerouac passing statue of Samuel Cox, Tompkins Square Park, New York City., 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Rare glimpse of storyteller Herbert E. Hunke, then strung out in his room, Hotel Elite, 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
12 x 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Allen Ginsberg, Berkeley, 1954
Gelatin silver print; printed later
14 X 11 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert La Vigne and Lawrence Ferlinghetti in front of City Lights Bookshop, San Francisco, 1955
Gelatin silver print; printed later
8 x 10 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Neal Cassady and Natalie Jackson conscious of their roles in Eternity, Market Street, San Francisco, 1955
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Neal Cassady with cigarette beside salesman surveying used cars, North Beach, San Francisco, 1955
Gelatin silver print; printed later
14 X 11 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Front room 1010 Montgomery Street where I lived with Peter Orlovsky, San Francisco, 1955
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Peter Orlovsky with our first car "the Hearse", San Francisco, 1955
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Herbert Huncke, 1950s
Gelatin silver print; printed 1950s
2 1/4 X 1 3/4 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Peter Orlovsky, c.1955
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955
7 3/4 X 1 1/2 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Neal Cassady, c.1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945
2 1/4 X 1 3/4 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg, c.1955
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955
2 1/2 X 1 1/2 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

William S. Burroughs, Metropolitan Museum, New York, Winter 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1953
3 X 3 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Peter Orlovsky, Robert La Vigne and Lawrence Ferlinghetti in Front of City Lights Bookshop, San Francisco, 1955
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955
2 3/4 X 4 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Jack Kerouac, New York, Winter 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1953
3 X 4 3/8 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Peter Orlovsky, William S. Burroughs, Alan Ansen, Gregory Corso, Paul Bowles, Allen Ginsberg, Tangier (photo by Ian Summerville), June 1961
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1961
4 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Peter Orlovsky, 1962
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1962
3 1/8 X 5 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Gary Snyder, Japan, 1963
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963
2 7/8 X 4 1/8 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Allen Ginsberg photographing unidentified man, c.1961
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1961
3 1/4 X 5 1/8 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Jack Kerouac, Tangier, 1957
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1957
2 1/2 X 3 3/4 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Peter Orlovsky, Tangier, 1957
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1957
2 1/2 X 3 5/8 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Williams S. Burroughs, Tangier, 1957
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1957
2 1/2 X 3 5/8 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Peter Orlovsky and Jack Kerouac, Tangier, 1957
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1957
2 1/2 X 3 5/8 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Gregory Corso, Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs, Tangier, 1961
Gelatin silver print; printed later
16 X 20 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

A modest and an immodest portrait, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, Tangier, 1961
Gelatin silver print; printed later
16 X 20 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Peter Orlovsky and Jack Kerouac squinting in morning sunlight, William Burroughs prone in army jacket, Tangier, 1957
Gelatin silver print; printed later
16 X 20 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Paul Bowles preparing mint tea, Marrakesh, Morroco, July 1961
Gelatin silver print; printed later
8 x 10 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

William S. Burroughts hanging Alan Ansen after Naked Lunch "Blue Movie" scenario, upper balcony Villa Mouneria overlooking Tangier Bay, Morocco., 1961
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Allen Ginsberg at the Sea of Japan, July 1963
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Allen Ginsberg, in front of Agra Taj Mahal, India, December 1962
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Timothy Leary and Neal Cassady first meeting at Milbrook, NY in Ken Kesey's Merry Prankster bus., 1964
Gelatin silver print; printed later
20 X 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Jack Kerouac visiting Allan Ginsberg's apartment, 704 East 5th Street, for the last time., Fall 1964
Gelatin silver print; printed later
20 X 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

View out my kitchen window, August 18, 1984
Gelatin silver print
20 X 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Dreaming out the window, eat my gruel, May 7, 1988
Gelatin silver print; printed later
20 X 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Sandro Chia with rifle in his studio-apartment, New York, 1985
Gelatin silver print; printed later
20 X 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

William S. Burroughs looking at one of half-dozen or more plywood cut-out silhouettes, Lawrence, Kansas, March 19, 1992
Gelatin silver print; printed later
20 X 16 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Self-portrait on my seventieth birthday, 1996
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Berenice Abbott, New York City, May 14, 1985
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Anne Waldman, Orator, Poet, 1985
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Robert Frank, September 1993
Gelatin silver print; printed later
14 X 11 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Richard Avedon in his studio, September 1984
Gelatin silver print; printed later
14 x 11 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Lou Reed, New York City, September 1984
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Bob Dylan, 1991
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Robert Frank photographing Allen Ginsberg for "Collected Poems", 1984
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

Allen Ginsberg - Ginsberg - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2011

Rebecca Ginsberg, my paternal grandmother, Paterson, New Jersey, April 1953
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 X 14 inches

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of vintage photo booth strips, “drugstore” prints, and uniquely captioned prints by renowned poet Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). This group of photographs made between the late 40s and early 80s, traces his life from New York to San Francisco to Tangier and elsewhere. His pictures are candid photographs of legendry “Beat” writers  and poets – including William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, and Jack Kerouac as well as the counterculture generation.  The early photographs were taken as his friends were on the cusp of achieving great fame and notoriety and reveal an “intimate communication” between Ginsberg and his subjects.