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b. 1926 - d. 1997

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      • Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997
        Feb. 02, 2024

        Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997

        Est: €600 - €900

        Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997 Wolf Biermann, Hamburg 1988, Vintage print Mit beikopiertem Ginsberg-Text: »I’d visited him 1975 in East Berlin and seen him again after he was exiled from G. D. R. half decade later … Biermann and I exchanged songs and books« 27,6:35,3 cm

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsburg Hum Bom! Monoprint
        Oct. 20, 2023

        Allen Ginsburg Hum Bom! Monoprint

        Est: $200 - $400

        (American, 1926-1997) Poem Hum Bom! in type, signed upper right in ink "Allen Ginsberg", United Nations Non Proliferation stamp and canceled first day of issue stamp at top, on vellum paper, 11 x 8-1/2 in.; unframed "It occurs to me that I am America" - Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg is considered one of the most acclaimed Beat writers and American poets of his generation. See: https://allenginsberg.org/2014/08/hum-bom/ Provenance: Private Collection

        Brunk Auctions
      • Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) - Heroic portrait of Jack Kerouac, 1953
        Oct. 11, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) - Heroic portrait of Jack Kerouac, 1953

        Est: €4,000 - €5,000

        Gelatin silver print, printed in 1970s cm 38 x 31 (cm 25 x 15,8 picture) | 15 x 12.2 in. (9.8 x 6.2 in. picture) Signed, titled and dated with photographer's notes in black ink on the white inferior recto margin Framed

        Finarte
      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Self-portrait.
        Oct. 05, 2023

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Self-portrait.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Self-portrait. Silver print, the image measuring 12 1/4x8 3/8 inches (31.1x21.3 cm.), the sheet 14x11 inches (35.6x27.9 cm.), with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and a Ginsberg copyright stamp with the negative date and additional notations in pencil on verso. 1993; printed before 1997

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      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure in bed.
        Oct. 05, 2023

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure in bed.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure in bed. Silver print, the image measuring 12x17 7/8 inches (30.5x45.5 cm.), the sheet 16x20 inches (40.6x50.8 cm.), with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and edition notation 1/25 in pencil on verso. Circa 1980s; printed after 1997

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      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €600 - €900

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 5 Fotografien Beat Era, Abzüge 1980er Jahre Nach Handschrift des Fotografen in den Negativen ausführlich bezeichnet und datiert 1963-1985 Ca. 25:20 cm (9.8:7.9 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €300 - €500

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Lafcadio und Orlovsky, 2 Fotografien, Abzüge 1980er Jahre Nach Handschrift des Fotografen in den Negativen ausführlich bezeichnet und datiert 1956 35,5:27,7 cm (14:10.9 in) und 27,8:35,3 cm (10.9:13.9 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €500 - €800

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Peter Orlovsky, 4 Fotografien, Abzüge 1980er Jahre 3 Porträts, eine Fotografie mit Peter Hale, nach Handschrift des Fotografen in den Negativen ausführlich bezeichnet und datiert 1955-1986 Ca. 27,5:35,5 cm (10.8:14 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €400 - €700

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 3 Fotografien Beat Era, Abzüge 1980er Jahre Ohne beikopierte Beischriften des Fotografen 25:16,7 cm (9.8:6.6 in) bis 20,3:25,2 cm (8:9.9 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €300 - €500

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 2 Fotografien, Abzüge 1980er Jahre Nach Handschrift des Fotografen im Negativ bezeichnet und datiert 1955 / 1984 27,2:35,4 cm (10.7:13.9 in) und 35,2:27,8 cm (13.9:10.9 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €300 - €400

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Bookstore Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s (1919-2021), San Francisco, Abzug 1980er Jahre Gruppe mit Bob Donlon, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert da Vigne und L. Ferlinghetti (Editor of Ginsberg’s Poem »Howl«, 1956) Signiert von L. Ferlinghetti, nach Handschrift des Fotografen im Negativ bezeichnet 22,2:25,2 cm (8.7:9.9 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €800 - €1,200

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 William Burroughs, 9 Fotografien, Abzüge 1980er Jahre Porträts und Gruppen, nach Handschrift des Fotografen in den Negativen ausführlich bezeichnet und datiert 1963-1985 Ca. 25:20 cm (9.8:7.9 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €450 - €700

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Porträts William Burroughs, 4 Fotografien, Abzüge 1980er Jahre Ohne beikopierten Text Ca. 35,5:28 cm (14:11 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €700 - €1,200

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 10 Fotografien ohne beikopierten Text, Abzüge 1980er Jahre Gruppen und Porträts: William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac und andere Ca. 27,5:35,5 cm (10.8:14 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €300 - €500

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Neal Cassady, 2 Fotografien, 1955, Abzüge 1980er Jahre In den Negativen nach Handschrift des Fotografen ausführlich bezeichnet und datiert, eine der Fotografien mit Natalie Jackson in San Francisco, Market Street Ca. 27,5:32,5 cm (10.8:12.8 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
        Sep. 22, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997

        Est: €700 - €1,000

        Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Fünf Porträts von Allen Ginsberg, dabei drei Selbstporträts, Abzüge 1980er Jahre In den Negativen nach Handschrift des Fotografen ausführlich bezeichnet, Aufnahmedaten 1953-1985 Sämtliche Fotografien von Allen Ginsberg in diesem Katalog aus Nachlass Michael Köhler, Herausgeber von: snapshot poetics, a photographic memoir of he beat era – allen ginsberg, San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1993 (reproduziert zahlreiche der hier vorliegenden Ginsberg-Fotografien) Ca. 27,5:35 cm (10.8:13.8 in)

        Schneider-Henn
      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) David Hockney and William Burroughs – at Naropa.
        Aug. 17, 2023

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) David Hockney and William Burroughs – at Naropa.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) David Hockney and William Burroughs – at Naropa. Silver print, the image measuring 216x327 mm; 8 1/2x12 3/8 inches, the sheet 276x352 mm; 10 7/8x13 7/8 inches, with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and a Ginsberg copyright stamp with the negative date and additional notations in pencil on verso. 1989; printed before 1997.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure standing.
        Aug. 17, 2023

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure standing.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure standing. Silver print, the image measuring 302x457 mm; 11 7/8x18 inches, the sheet 406x508 mm; 16x20 inches, with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and edition notation 1/15 in pencil on verso. Circa 1980s; printed after 1997.

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      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure reclining in bed.
        Aug. 17, 2023

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure reclining in bed.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Nude figure reclining in bed. Silver print, the image measuring 305x451 mm; 12x17 3/4 inches, the sheet 406x508 mm; 16x20 inches, with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and edition notation 2/15 in pencil on verso. Circa 1980s; printed after 1997.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • ALLEN GINSBERG "Untitled #3" (1998 Litho/ Serigraph)
        Jul. 29, 2023

        ALLEN GINSBERG "Untitled #3" (1998 Litho/ Serigraph)

        Est: $300 - $600

        Allen Ginsberg (after) (American, 1926-1997) Untitled #3 (AH), 1998 Color lithograph and serigraph on paper 30 1/4" x 23 1/4" Estate-signed, pencil-numbered (11/ 36) to the bottom margin, alongside a Gemini G.E.L. chop mark. The glazed frame measures 36 1/2" x 29 1/2" x 1 1/4". In the year preceding his death, Ginsberg worked with Gemini G.E.L. to produce six limited edition images; these print runs were executed and published posthumously. "Untitled #3" includes two instances of Ginsberg's "AH" mantra (reversed in the print, in the sun at the top left and the sunflower at the bottom right), inspired by William Blake's poem "Ah! Sun-flower," the subject of a formative hallucination experienced by Ginsberg in 1948.

        Circle Auction
      • Allen Ginsberg rare signed poster
        Jul. 13, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg rare signed poster

        Est: $400 - $600

        Heading: (Ginsberg, Allen) Author: Title: Visions: Reflections of Jack Kerouac - signed promotional poster Place Published: Lowell, Massachusetts Publisher: Date Published: 1988 Description: Poster with photographic image of Jack Kerouac. 34.5x27 cm (13¾x10½"). Framed, with plexiglass: 47x39 cm (18½x15½"). The poster is signed by Allen Ginsberg and inscribed by him. Very scarce promotional poster for an exhibition of Ginsberg‘s photographs held at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 25-Sept. 4, 1988. Rare signed copy of this very scarce piece of Beat ephemera.

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      • Ginsberg (Allen) Wales: A Visitation July 29th 1967, first edition, one of 100 copies singed by the author and with a 7-inch audio recording of the poem, from the library of Tom Maschler, 1968.
        Jun. 08, 2023

        Ginsberg (Allen) Wales: A Visitation July 29th 1967, first edition, one of 100 copies singed by the author and with a 7-inch audio recording of the poem, from the library of Tom Maschler, 1968.

        Est: £300 - £400

        Ginsberg (Allen) Wales: A Visitation July 29th 1967, first edition, one of 100 copies singed by the author and with a 7-inch audio recording of the poem inserted at rear, from the library of Tom Maschler with his bookplate to pastedown, illustrations, original boards, dust-jacket, original glacine wrapper, 4to, 1968. ⁂ Three full-page photographs by Tom Maschler, the verse arranged to face the author's corresponding facsimile manuscript. From the library of Ginsberg's UK publisher, Tom Maschler. In his autobiography Maschler recounts the occasion of the writing of this poem. "The hills surrounding my cottage are dotted with sheep and Allen saw us as just two more sheep below the sky. He was immensely moved by the the landscape and in the afternoon, still heavily under the influence of the drug [the pair had taken LSD earlier that day] he began to write a poem called 'Wales Visitation'."

        Forum Auctions - UK
      • A. Ginsberg Signed Copy of "Straight Hearts' Delight", Also Signed by Editor W. Leyland
        May. 31, 2023

        A. Ginsberg Signed Copy of "Straight Hearts' Delight", Also Signed by Editor W. Leyland

        Est: $300 - $400

        A. Ginsberg Signed Copy of "Straight Hearts' Delight", Also Signed by Editor W. Leyland Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) & Peter Orlovsky (1933-2010). Straight Hearts' Delight / Love Poems and Selected Letters / 1947-1980. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1980. Softcover, 6" x 9", 239pp. First Edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page to Jonathan Williams (1929-2008), American poet and founder of The Jargon Society, and his partner and fellow poet, Thomas Meyer, "for Jonathan Williams & Tom Meyer - Dishing out all the clean Gossip as ever - / Allen Ginsberg SF June 29, 1980 / Party tonite w/Phil Whalen & Mike McClure". Additionally signed by editor Winston Leyland (b.1940), "For Jonathan & Tom / With warmest regards / Winston Leyland". Photographic portrait frontispiece by Richard Avedon. Numerous photographic and line illustrations throughout. Edgewear and light creasing to paper covers. Text block has soiling, stains and discoloration. In very good condition overall. The paperbound issue was published in an impression of 5,000 copies, and as stated on the limitation page at the rear of the book, there were an additional 224 hardcover trade copies, 50 hardcover copies numbers and signed by the authors, and 26 specially bound hardcover copies lettered and signed by the authors. This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

        University Archives
      • Allen Ginsberg 14 Letters to Jan Kerouac "no need to mirror 'The Road' - your name already mirrors your father sufficient" Fantastic!
        May. 31, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg 14 Letters to Jan Kerouac "no need to mirror 'The Road' - your name already mirrors your father sufficient" Fantastic!

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        Allen Ginsberg Fantastic Archive of Signed Letters to Jan Kerouac Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Archive of 14 pieces of correspondence to Jack Kerouac's only child, daughter Janet "Jan" Kerouac (1952-1996), ranging in size from 3.5" x 5.5" to 8.5" x 11". Twelve pieces by Ginsberg consist of six handwritten postcards signed "Allen" or "Allen Ginsberg", five handwritten letters signed "Allen" or "Allen Ginsberg" with mailing envelopes, and one printed letter with envelope. Also included are two handwritten postcards by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) signed "Lawrence Ferlinghetti" and "Lawrence F." Ginsberg's longtime partner, Peter Orlovsky (1933-2010), has added several lines to some of the letters and envelopes. Varying degrees of expected wear include light soiling, creasing and folds. Overall, the archive is in near fine condition. Though Jan Kerouac only met her father a couple of times when she was a teen, after his death she followed in his footsteps. Her published works consist of three semi-autobiographical novels: Baby Driver: A Story About Myself in 1981; Trainsong in 1988; and posthumously published in 2000, Parrot Fever. This archive gives a glimpse into Jan’s life as she began to move in the literary circles that included her father’s peers, and the support they provided her. Throughout the archive, Ginsberg offers Kerouac advice on the publishing industry and offers feedback on her writing.  Excerpts, in chronological order: - Letter from Ginsberg dated September 7, 1977: "Ferlinghetti / City Lights is putting together his bi-annual Journal, is looking for prose, so try him for your opening section of mss." Postscript: "Burroughs Jr. is a great writer, too." - Postcard from Ginsberg dated September 27, 1977: "Yeah, but send in a dear piece of prose, some small section 10 - 20 pages, for City Lights, I bet they'll like it. That'll encourage you to push forward. Glad you're busy & without weight on your shoulders. The poems are funny." Peter Orlovsky then adds a few lines, as written: "Good to hear from you. Don't understand yr poems to well but send me some more. Glad to hear yr writing...Keep writting yr work." - Letter from Ginsberg dated November 18, 1977: "I thought your writing stood up on its own, & if you do want to write & publish, stick to your original Everthreads or equivalent title, no need to mirror 'The Road' - your name already mirrors your father sufficient, & your prose is your own extension of your named self, no need to fall back on gimmick, I was really proud of what you wrote, that I saw." - Postcard from Ferlinghetti dated November 29, 1977: "Excited about your EVER-THREADS & have read enuf to say I want to use this Part One in City Lights Journal, going to typesetter this Monday...do you have publisher for whole book?" - Postcard from Ginsberg undated, but postmarked March 14, 1978: "I heard Ferlinghetti is publishing your mss. some of it, that's true? You mention that in your letter...For the love of God don't sign anything (contracts) till you examine & see clearly what abuse will be done to Jack's anthology. Ask Carolyn Cassady - she sold rights to Neal Cassady's story & now regrets the stupid vulgar script done in Hollywood. Be careful!" - Postcard from Ginsberg dated July 27, 1978: "The script Carolyn's TVTV people sent me was so vulgarly stereotyped...I think it's disgusting, and Carolyn thought the script was disgusting too - I just mean, badly written, full of historical errors, a psychic rip-off of [Jack] Kerouac & [Neal] Cassady's own artistic myth creations." - Letter from Ginsberg dated May 29, 1982: "Of the poems, I liked the few lines 1969 oyaja-nine...a tiny spray of starshine. The other pages seemed preliminary & casual free-associations & rhyme with no center...Contract I read - I couldn't find where exactly, you get what percent of foreign translation rights." - Postcard from Ferlinghetti dated October 1, 1985: "Yes, we would love to read your new mss. for possible use in CLJ #5. Send it soon." - Postcard from Ginsberg undated, but postmarked 1988: "I don't remember the other suggestion maybe J.K.'s ex editor (Cody) & old friend Joyce Johnson, formerly of McGraw Hill...Congratulations on your publication." Please see our terms and conditions of sale regarding large lots. This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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      • Allen Ginsberg Signed "Airplane Dreams" Inscribed to Fellow Poet
        May. 31, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg Signed "Airplane Dreams" Inscribed to Fellow Poet

        Est: $400 - $500

        Allen Ginsberg Signed "Airplane Dreams" Inscribed to Fellow Poet Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Airplane Dreams: Compositions from Journals. Toronto: The House of Anansi, 1968. Signed and inscribed by Ginsberg to Robert Duncan (1919-1988) as "For Robert Duncan at home - San Francisco August 11, 1968 / Allen Ginsberg". Ex libris pasted to inside front cover dated same. In blue and white pictorial publisher's wrappers, 38pp. Front and back covers show light soiling and stains. Pages are very clean, save for some minor spots to copyright and dedication pages. In overall near fine condition. In addition to adding a handwritten "Bengali Mantra" to the first front flyleaf, Ginsberg notates several pages: on page 7 he writes, "Errata: This whole block belongs on page 9 where indicated"; then on page 9,  "Insert 1½ pps 6-7 as noted / AG". "Airplane Dreams" was published after Ginsberg's visit to the University of Toronto, where he held a poetry reading before a packed audience at the Hart House student activity center. Canadian poet Douglas George Fethering (b.1949) was there to accompany Ginsberg and convinced him to leave behind journal material that was eventually published in this booklet. This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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      • Allen Ginsberg Signs a Classmate's 1943 Yearbook, Includes his 1st Published Poem
        May. 31, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg Signs a Classmate's 1943 Yearbook, Includes his 1st Published Poem

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Allen Ginsberg Signs a Classmate's 1943 Yearbook, Includes his 1st Published Poem Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). An Eastside High School "The Senior Mirror" yearbook, Patterson, New Jersey, June 1943, originally owned by Ginsberg's classmate, Estelle Verner. Signed below Ginsberg's yearbook photo and inscribed to Verner, "You're smart and you do look well, I might have known: your name's Estelle / Allen Ginsberg". Expected age wear to boards and bumping to corners. Light soiling and toning to pages. In overall near fine condition. In 1943, Allen Ginsberg was a senior at Eastside High School, where he served as the literary editor of "The Senior Mirror" yearbook. The entry beside his photo reads: "'Professor' is the philosopher and genius of the class...hopes to study law...Talent Club President, Criterion, Big Brother, Senior Mirror...fiend for Beethoven and Charlie Chaplin...indulges in music, politics, history, literature...Gold 'P'...hates dull teachers and Republicans." Ginsberg's poem titled "Class Poem" takes up a full page of the yearbook, and this is the first time that Ginberg's poetry appeared in print. Although a few of his articles were published in the 1941 issue of "The Central High Spectator", this was his first published poem. The poem reads, in part: "For these are giant times, and history / Is fashioned as the minutes burn away. / Buildings of old beliefs are being bombed, / And rotted walls are crumbling down today. / Ready are we to meet the challenge hurled: / To battle, conquer, and rebuild the world".  Ginsberg transferred from Central High to Eastside High for his junior and senior years. His English teacher, Frances Durbin, was the first person to introduce Ginsberg to Walt Whitman; Ginsberg later recalled this as being his most memorable school day. Durbin also suggested that he take a look at the poetry of Hart Crane. At his High School reunion in 1968, as quoted in Wait Till I'm Dead: Uncollected Poems, Ginsberg re-read "Class Poem" and commented, "Oh well, there it is. Doesn't seem to be much change in the world after twenty-five years". This yearbook offers one a fascinating look at a young Ginsberg, providing a glimpse into his early personality, political views and career aspirations. This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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      • Ginsberg, Corso & Duncan, Original Program for 1956 Poetry Reading
        May. 31, 2023

        Ginsberg, Corso & Duncan, Original Program for 1956 Poetry Reading

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        Ginsberg, Corso & Duncan, Original Program for 1956 Poetry Reading Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Gregory Corso (1930-2001). Typed program, "Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso reading from their work", 2pp, 8.5" x 11", San Francisco, CA, October 21, 1956. Two staples at left margin. Flattened folds, minor creases, toning. Text at central horizontal fold has lightened, but is still completely legible. In overall near fine condition. The poetry reading was held at the San Francisco State University Poetry Center. This original program was written entirely by fellow poet Robert Duncan (1919-1988), who shortly before this event, was appointed assistant director of the center. His introduction begins with a debate on who the greatest poet is. He mentions many, but ultimately, Duncan extols the work of both Ginsberg and Corso, describing the reading as "a historic event". This was Corso's first public reading. Despite a large and expectant crowd of more than 500 people, Ginsberg did not read from Howl that evening, much to their disappointment. Ginsberg and Corso were anxious to get on the road, as they were hitchhiking south on their way to Mexico to meet up with Jack Kerouac, but had an important stop in Los Angeles. There the pair had a reading scheduled for October 30th, sponsored by the literary magazine, Coastlines. This small reading, held in a boarding house, would become one of Ginsberg’s most famous, second only to the Six Gallery reading in terms of notoriety, where he presented Howl for the first time. This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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      • Allen Ginsberg To Neal Cassady! Signed Zen Buddhist Manual, "The Ten Oxherding Pictures"
        May. 31, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg To Neal Cassady! Signed Zen Buddhist Manual, "The Ten Oxherding Pictures"

        Est: $10,000 - $12,000

        Allen Ginsberg To Neal Cassady! Signed Zen Buddhist Manual, "The Ten Oxherding Pictures" A copy of "The Ten Oxherding Pictures" by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. Kyoto: Sekai Seiten Kanko Kyokai, 1948. Signed and inscribed by Allen Ginsberg to Neal Cassady: "For Neal / & Family / June 1953 / - Allen New York." The book measures 5" x 7.25" and runs 32pp, unpaginated. A vertical fold from top to bottom at middle-right appears on all pages. Front cover has light tearing at corners and soiling at left margin from binding staples. Expected age toning and scattered foxing to pages. Housed in a pristine velvet-lined black case with gilt titling, 5.75" x 8", custom made by The Chelsea Bindery. Ginsberg gifted this copy to Cassady for his birthday in 1953, the year both men turned 27 years old. In published correspondence between Ginsberg and Cassady in June of 1953, this specific volume is mentioned: "Dear Neal / Your letter arrived on June 5, a little late for my 27th birthday, this ought to arrive a little late for yours (is it late June?) I enclose a small birthday present, a book of mystical pictures which are self explanatory & very amuzing (10 Bulls) I think I mentioned it as part of Zen stories, in last letter." The gift was well-received, albeit belated, as noted in Cassady's reply several days later, on June 29, 1953: "Dear Allen, Oriental Ogler / Thanks for oxherd pictures, I like much. My birthday Feb 8." This was an important year for Ginsberg and his spiritual journey. He was inspired to share his experience with his friends after encountering Buddhism for the very first time during a visit to the First Zen Institute of New York City that year, where he examined Buddhist teachings in the Zen Institute’s library.  "The Ten Oxherding Pictures" is a series of short poems and accompanying drawings used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of a practitioner's progress toward enlightenment, and their return to society to enact wisdom and compassion. The earliest version was probably made in the 11th century and contained only five pictures, in which the ox's color changes from dark to light, representing the gradual development of the practitioner. The ox is one of the original metaphors for meditation practice. Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an American poet and writer. As a student at Columbia University in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. Ginsberg vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this counterculture with his views on drugs, sex, multiculturalism, hostility to bureaucracy, and openness to Eastern religions. One of his most significant, and most controversial, proponents was his openness about homosexuality. Ginsberg is best known for his poem "Howl" (1956), which he dedicated to writer Carl Solomon (1928-1993). It is considered to be one of the great works of American literature. Neal Cassady (1926-1968) was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the first draft version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, and served as the model for the character Dean Moriarty in the 1957 version of that book. In many of Kerouac's later books, Cassady is represented by the character Cody Pomeray. Cassady also appeared in Allen Ginsberg's poems, and in several other works of literature by other writers. Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966) was a Japanese-American Buddhist monk, philosopher, religious scholar, translator, and writer. His essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin were instrumental in spreading interest in Far Eastern philosophy to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. Suzuki spent several lengthy stretches teaching or lecturing at Western universities. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963. This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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      • Chester Higgins Carnival in Fort de France, Martinique ,
        May. 06, 2023

        Chester Higgins Carnival in Fort de France, Martinique ,

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Silver gelatin print Signed on verso Image: 15 x 19 7/8 inches

        Santa Monica Auctions
      • Four Ginsberg titles and a handwritten postcard
        May. 04, 2023

        Four Ginsberg titles and a handwritten postcard

        Est: $300 - $500

        Heading: Author: Ginsberg, Allen Title: Four Allen Ginsberg titles and a handwritten postcard Place Published: Various places Publisher: Date Published: Various dates Description: 3 volumes in wrappers, a folded broadside, and a handwritten postcard. First Editions. A selection of titles and a postcard, all but one signed or inscribed by Allen Ginsberg. Comprises: Signed, handwritten postcard from Allen Ginsberg to poet/publisher Kirby Congdon, 1964. Iron Horse. Illustrated metallic wrappers. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the half title page. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies, January, 1973. [Toronto, Canada]: Coach House Press, 1972 [but 1973]. Gay Sunshine Interview With Allen Young. Wrappers. Signed by Ginsberg and editor Winston Leylend on the title page. One of supposedly 17 such Presentation Copies. Grey Fox Press, 1974. Gay Sunshine Interview With Allen Young. Wrappers. Signed and inscribed by editor Winston Leylend on front free endpaper in the year of publication, to poet/publisher Kirby Congdon. Grey Fox Press, 1974. Ginsberg, Allen and Peter Orlovsky. ”The Fall of America” Wins a Prize. Broadside, folded twice, with four pages printed on one side. Text of Allen Ginsberg‘s acceptance speech for the National Book Award in Poetry, delivered by Peter Orlovsky on April 18th, 1974, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City. Signed by Ginsberg at the Colophon. No. 47 of 100 signed and numbered copies. Gotham Book Mart, 1974.

        PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
      • Allen Ginsberg, Reality Sandwiches
        Mar. 15, 2023

        Allen Ginsberg, Reality Sandwiches

        Est: $100 - $150

        Allen Ginsberg Reality Sandwiches 1963 bound printed paper 6.25 h x 4.875 w x .375 d in (16 x 12 x 1 cm) This work is from the edition printed by Press of Villiers Publications Ltd., London and published by City Lights Books, San Francisco. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • Allen Ginsberg
        Nov. 29, 2022

        Allen Ginsberg

        Est: €100 - €200

        Manifesto Offset [Non Telato] Stampatore non Indicato Epoca 1980 ca. Misure h 71 x L 48,5 cm Condizioni B

        Wannenes Art Auctions
      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Lafcadio & Peter Orlovsky, San Francisco.
        Oct. 20, 2022

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Lafcadio & Peter Orlovsky, San Francisco.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Lafcadio & Peter Orlovsky, San Francisco. Silver print, the image measuring 11 7/8x17 7/8 inches (30.2x45.4 cm.), the sheet 16x20 inches (40.6x50.8 cm.), with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and edition notation 1/25 in pencil on verso. 1956; printed after 1997

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • ALLEN GINSBERG AUTHOR POET POSTER PSYCHEDELIC
        Sep. 30, 2022

        ALLEN GINSBERG AUTHOR POET POSTER PSYCHEDELIC

        Est: $50 - $75

        Very nice poster. Dot matrix style. 22 1/2" by 30 1/4" on board.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Pair of Signed Lawrence Ferlinghetti Broadsides
        Aug. 24, 2022

        Pair of Signed Lawrence Ferlinghetti Broadsides

        Est: $80 - $150

        Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Pair of Broadsides: Allen Ginsberg Dying, 2005, signed, number 38 of 333 copies, printed in Nepal by Mandala Graphics, green rice paper with red illustrations, framed 25 x 18 inches; TOGETHER WITH Are There Not Still Fireflies, 2005, signed, from the edition of 300, printed by Littoral Press to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of City Lights.

        Concept Art Gallery
      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Young Friend at Ellie Dorfman's Home.
        Aug. 18, 2022

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Young Friend at Ellie Dorfman's Home.

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Young Friend at Ellie Dorfman's Home. Silver print, the image measuring 356x352 mm; 14x13 7/8 inches, the sheet 508x406 mm; 20x16 inches, with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and edition notation 1/25 in pencil on verso. 1985; printed after 1997.

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      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Signature and date on the cover of the August, 1970 issue of Evergreen magazine,
        Aug. 18, 2022

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Signature and date on the cover of the August, 1970 issue of Evergreen magazine,

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Signature and date on the cover of the August, 1970 issue of Evergreen magazine, at lower right. 80 pages. 4to, printed wrappers, staple binding; minor rubbing to edges. New York, 1970; inscription: 7 March 1990.

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      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Autograph Note Signed, 14 lines written in the blank space at end of typed letter to him, with few additiona
        Aug. 18, 2022

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Autograph Note Signed, 14 lines written in the blank space at end of typed letter to him, with few additiona

        Est: $100 - $200

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) Autograph Note Signed, 14 lines written in the blank space at end of typed letter to him, with few additional holograph remarks in margins, explaining that he is unable to answer his questions, with a postscript written in upper margin: "Catching up with letters--months delayed, piles 2 feet thick." The letter, from historian Jonathan Ned Katz, concerning an upcoming article he is writing involving Gavin Arthur, Edward Carpenter, and Walt Whitman. 1 page, 4to; Ginsberg's ink address stamp at upper right, horizontal folds. With the original envelope. New York, 8 August 1990.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation Signed Books (6)
        Jun. 13, 2022

        Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation Signed Books (6)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Beat Generation books signed, dated and inscribed by Allen Ginsberg (American, 1926-1997). Gay Sunshine Interview with Allen Young, signed and dated 1984, Philadelphia. Allen Ginsberg: Composed On The Tongue, signed & dated 4/12/90 (AH). Poems All Over The Place, Mostly Seventies; Allen Ginsberg, 1978. Allen Ginsberg: Ankor Wat,Photography by Alexandra Lawrence. signed and dated: 4/14/90 (AH). Ginsberg: A Biography by Barry Miles. Allen Ginsberg: Journals, Early Fifties, Early Sixties signed in Ink, Allen Ginsberg. Condition: All books are in good original vintage pre-owned estate condition. Provenance: Private Estate.

        Kensington Estate Auctions
      • GINSBERG, Allen (1926–1997). Photographs. Edited by Raymond...
        Apr. 26, 2022

        GINSBERG, Allen (1926–1997). Photographs. Edited by Raymond...

        Est: $300 - $500

        GINSBERG, Allen (1926–1997). Photographs. Edited by Raymond Foye and Jack Woody. [Altadena, California:] Twelvetrees Press, 1990. Folio. Numerous illustrations from photographs by Ginsberg including several images of Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, each hand captioned in facsimile. Original publisher’s blind–lettered gray cloth; original printed dust jacket; designed by Jack Woody. FIRST EDITION, one of 5,000 casebound copies printed by the Toppan Printing Company in Japan using sheet–fed gravure and offset presses. SIGNED BY GINSBERG on the title–page and dated 1 April 1991 with the circled initials “AH”.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • GINSBERG, Allen (1926–1997). Improvised Poetics. Edited wit...
        Apr. 26, 2022

        GINSBERG, Allen (1926–1997). Improvised Poetics. Edited wit...

        Est: $100 - $200

        GINSBERG, Allen (1926–1997). Improvised Poetics. Edited with an introduction by Mark Robison. [San Francisco:] Anonym Press, [1972]. 12mo. Original publisher’s maroon cloth lettered in silver foil. LIMITED EDITION, number 79 of 100 copies SIGNED BY GINSBERG, from a total edition of 2000.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) A modest portrait, Allen Ginsberg left, Gregory Corso right, Tangier.
        Apr. 14, 2022

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) A modest portrait, Allen Ginsberg left, Gregory Corso right, Tangier.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) A modest portrait, Allen Ginsberg left, Gregory Corso right, Tangier. Silver print, the images measuring 10 5/8x8 1/4 inches (27x21 16cm.), the sheet 16x20 inches (40.6x50.8 cm.), with the Allen Ginsberg Trust stamp with Trustee Bob Rosenthal's signature and edition notation 2/25 in pencil on verso. 1961; printed after 1997

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      • Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997); Jack Kerouac on Fire Escape, New York City;
        Apr. 07, 2022

        Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997); Jack Kerouac on Fire Escape, New York City;

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) Jack Kerouac on Fire Escape, New York City, 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed before 4/5/97, signed by Bob Rosenthal, Trustee, in pencil and stamped 'From the Allen Ginsberg Trust. This photograph was printed before 4/5/97 under the supervision of Allen Ginsberg' on the verso. 16 x 10 1/2in (40.6 x 26.7cm) sheet 20 x 16in (50.8 x 40.6cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Francesco Clemente & Allen Ginsberg, (Italian, b. 1952) (American 1926-1997), Poetry for the Next Society, 1989, offset lithograph,...
        Apr. 07, 2022

        Francesco Clemente & Allen Ginsberg, (Italian, b. 1952) (American 1926-1997), Poetry for the Next Society, 1989, offset lithograph,...

        Est: $300 - $500

        Francesco Clemente & Allen Ginsberg (Italian, b. 1952) (American 1926-1997) Poetry for the Next Society, 1989 offset lithograph signed in pencil lower edge 12 1/16" x 34 1/4"

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • Allen Ginsberg Reads William Blake DJ Copy Record Album
        Feb. 19, 2022

        Allen Ginsberg Reads William Blake DJ Copy Record Album

        Est: $100 - $10,000

        Titled Song Of Innocence And Experience, Album cover has MGM label Number FTS-3083, gatefold cover with poetry and photos, album cover on rear has DJ Not For Sale label/promo, actual LP titled Verve Forecast number FTS-3083 marked Not For Sale label/promo, numbers in dead wax are MGS2112S-1FTS-3083, also the initials FC. Record is in playable condition; album cover is in very good condition, please view the photos. Provenance: Private Mebane Collection

        Mebane Antique Auction
      • ABSTRACT POINTILLIST PAINTING BY CLAUDE PELIEU
        Jan. 22, 2022

        ABSTRACT POINTILLIST PAINTING BY CLAUDE PELIEU

        Est: $100 - $150

        Claude Pelieu (French, 1934-2002) abstract modern painting in the pointillist style. Signed on verso and dated 1982-1983. Dedicated to Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and writer. Claude Pelieu was a French poet, translator and artist. He lived in France until 1963, when he moved to the United States, where he spent most of the rest of his life. In the United States, Pélieu lived between San Francisco and New York, with a nomadic existence that saw him travel extensively around the country. The years from 1969 to 1979 were particularly prolific for Pélieu in terms of publication, with a dozen or so books published through 1979. Between 1979 and 2002, Pélieu devoted himself increasingly to collage while continuing to write and publish episodically. At the end of the 1990s, several exhibits of his collages took place in France during a brief period when he returned to the country.

        Antique Arena Inc
      • Allen Ginsberg ALS and Beat Generation Broadside, Superb
        Jan. 06, 2022

        Allen Ginsberg ALS and Beat Generation Broadside, Superb

        Est: $600 - $700

        Allen Ginsberg ALS and Beat Generation Broadside, Superb GINSBERG, ALLEN. Autograph Letter Signed, “Allen Ginsberg”, 1p, on the verso of a broadside advertisement for his poetry/prose reading series hosted at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Dated March 26, 1987, measures 8.5” x 16”. Flattened folds, some minor wear, else in near Fine condition. Ginsberg’s letter to Ken Stuart and Juanita, in full, “Here at the last is the volume of Catullus translations by Jonathan Robbins [pseudonym of Jacob Rabinowitz]. I think Robbins is potentially a strong poet, oddly learned as well after a long period of immersion in the beat gutter with me, Corso, Burroughs & Harvey Smith in his teens. Now he’s an instructor at Brown Univ. & has mastered Greek Latin Hebrew & German French etc as well as some Arabic. / I think the translations are interesting, and if you know any place they could be published please suggest any ideas you have or paths to follow. I’d also be interested in any critique you have of the job. / In the long run Jno. Robbins will be an interesting writer to follow – as I have since he was a Rimbaud-like kid of 17. His own poems have an odd touch of Hart Crane genius power, but he’s still formulating his work there.” Rabinowitz did have the above-mentioned translations published in 1991 under his real name, and became known for his scholarly works on antiquity, especially Hebrew culture. Ginsberg’s poetry collection “Cosmopolitan Greetings” contains a poem to Rabinowitz, who had briefly been his lover in the days of the “beat gutter”. Ginsberg accepted an appointment as Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College in 1986, in the poetry division of the Master of Fine Arts program, where he taught until his death, in 1997. The broadside, on the verso of which Ginsberg pens his letter, advertises a series of six poetry readings at the Brooklyn College Student Center.  Ginsberg's “Literary History of the Beat Generation” included readings by visiting poets Herbert Huncke, Robert Creeley, Philip Whalen, Ray Bremser, Peter Orlovsky, and Carl Solomon, who has signed at the bottom of the broadside, “Carl Solomon”. ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) was an American poet and writer. Arriving in New York City in 1944 to study at Columbia University, young Allen Ginsberg formed a close friendship with then-unknowns Jack Kerouac, Jack’s friend Neal Cassady and two legendary Times Square junkie outlaws, wise from their time on the streets, William S Burroughs and Herbert Huncke. These relationships eventually flowered into the original literary movement known as the Beat Generation. Ginsberg is best known for his poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. In 1956, the poem was seized by the San Francisco police and the United States Customs, and it attracted widespread publicity in 1957, when it became the subject of an obscenity trial, as it described heterosexual and homosexual sex at a time when sodomy laws made homosexual acts a crime in every state. “Howl” reflected Ginsberg's own sexuality and his relationships with several men, including Peter Orlovsky, his lifelong partner. Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that "Howl" was not obscene. Ginsberg played a highly visible role in a number of protest movements, including those in support of gay rights and against the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, and U.S. policy in Latin America. Notable awards: National Book Award (1974) and Robert Frost Medal (1986). CARL SOLOMON (1928-1993) was an American writer best known for his piece, “Report from the Asylum: Afterthoughts of a Shock Patient”. Solomon first met Ginsberg in the waiting room of the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Ginsberg later dedicated his poem “Howl” to Solomon, who claimed that the poem misstated events. The poem's third section uses the refrain "I'm with you in Rockland". Solomon’s many complaints included that he was "never in Rockland" and that the third section of the poem "garbles history completely". The reference to Rockland appears to be a poetic fabrication. Ginsberg likely used the name because it was more emphatic than "New York State Hospital". This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

        University Archives
      • Beat Generation Poet Allen Ginsberg Signed Books
        Dec. 06, 2021

        Beat Generation Poet Allen Ginsberg Signed Books

        Est: $200 - $400

        TO GAIN YOUR OWN VOICE, FORGET ABOUT HAVING IT HEARD. Allen Ginsberg (American, 1926-1997). ILLUMINATED POEMS limited edition signed book by the illustrator Eric Drooker and poet Allen Ginsberg. Special limited edition 209/300. KANREKI limited first edition signed book by the editor Bill Morgan and at a later date by Allen Ginsberg 11/1/94. Edition number 104/150. Condition: both book are in good original vintage estate condition, clean throughout. Provenance: New York City, NY Estate.

        Kensington Estate Auctions
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