[Ginsberg, McClure & Conner Chanting at Ginsberg's Apartment]
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 Alan Ginsberg, Michael McClure, and Bruce Conner chanting while sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of a bay window. Ginsberg holds finger cymbals and the other two men play tambourines.

Micaëla Gallery printout:"GINSBERG, McCLURE & CONNER CHANTING AT GINSBERG'S APARTMENT / San Francisco 1965 / After meeting Ginsberg for the first time, I was not in Allen's Fell St. apartment long before he rolled up the rug, sat down, and chanted mantras for around an hour. During that time Peter Orlovsky, Michael McClure, Bruce Conner and I joined in. Then the chant changed to "fuck death" probably by McClure. The irony for me was that while we were doing the new chant, my dad the friendly mortician was supporting me. He was putting me through art school and paid for my photo supplies. With this photograph, I wanted the viewer to have the feeling of what it was like to sit down and join in the chanting with the Beats."

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