[Ginsberg/Breakfast in his Apartment, 1965]
Art Acquisition Fund

frame, mat, plex
signed in ink, BR below image
handwritten in ink, BR after signature: "11/40"
Micaëla Gallery, San Francisco, "Larry Keenan," September 6 - 30, 2006.

This is a black and white photograph of Allen Ginsberg sitting at a table preparing a bowl of cereal. Ginsberg is shirtless and holds a large paper bag of Candy Cane Sugar up above a bowl sitting in front of him on the table. An open box of Grape Nuts Flakes appears at lower right.

Micaëla Gallery printout:"GINSBERG/BREAKFAST IN HIS APARTMENT / San Francisco 1965 / Once when I was visiting Allen in his apartment he asked me if I would like some coffee. Having said 'Yes,' he presented me with a metal bowl with coffee in it. The bowl seemed strange (like a dog dish) and I nursed the coffee to cool it down. Soon he started asking 'Are you finished with that, man?' I would say 'No, not yet' and after awhile I started to feel uncomfortable because the bowl seemed important to him. When I finally said 'Yes,' he grabbed the bowl away -- threw the remaining coffee in the sink and sat down with the bowl for his breakfast cereal. I was using his only bowl."

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