Neal Cassady Shaving at Allen Ginsberg's Apartment
10.875 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(27.62 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
Art Acquisition Fund

signed in ink, BR below image
Edition number in ink at BL below image. Ink stamp on verso, center: "LARRY KEENAN, JR. / 7101 SARONI DR. / OAKLAND, CA 94611 / (415) 339-9733"; "THIS PHOTOGRAPH / IS COPYRIGHTED. IT / MAY NOT BE REPRO- / DUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN / AUTHORIZATION"Handwritten in ink, center verso: "11/60"; "1967"; NEAL CASSADY SHAVING AT / ALLEN GINSBERGS APARTMENT / SF 1965"Adhesive label at BR, verso: "KEENAN / Neil Cassady shaving at Ginsbe / Apartment, 11/60 / LKEE90
Micaëla Gallery, San Francisco, "Larry Keenan," September 6 - 30, 2006.

This is a black and white photograph of Neal Cassady standing in front of a mirror while shaving. Cassady's back faces the camera at right and his reflection appears at center. A poster for the sexual freedom league is attached to the mirror at left and reads, "Clothed / or / NUDE / we are / NOT OBSCENE."

Micaëla Gallery printout:"NEAL CASSADY / SHAVING AT GINSBERG'S / San Francisco 1965 / Allen Ginsberg did not have a bathroom in his apartment so Neal Cassady is shaving in Ginsberg's kitchen in this photograph. Cassady had a hard time trying to get some lather from the old bar soap. His face had gotten cut. When Cassady was introduced to people, he was always introduced with, 'meet Neal Cassady who is Dean Moriarty from Kerouac's "On the Road."' I had been looking for a way to illustrate this dual role. While he was shaving, I suddenly realized, there they both were. The hair on the back of my neck stood straight out."

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