np: np, (1983). Original vintage single-weight gelatin silver black-and-white photograph. 14" x 11" overall; 11.5" x 7.5" image area. Titled and signed by Ginsberg in pen below image. Additionally notated on verso by Ginsberg in pencil: "Creeley 1983 Summer / Aug Maine / [numbered notation] / Giveaway for Robert." "AG-069" in unknown hand at lower right corner. Trace wear at edges. Else fine. Near fine. Item #17788
Photo portrait of Ginsberg's friend and fellow-poet Robert Creeley, showing him seated in the living room of his home and gazing at the camera. Notation of back of photo suggests this copy intended for Creeley himself. Their lifelong friendship dates to the earliest days of both of their careers: Creeley typed the ditto masters for the true first edition of Ginsberg's HOWL, and published Ginsberg in the BLACK MOUNTAIN REVIEW. A warm photo by Ginsberg of a fellow Beat.