Allen Ginsberg, ‘Hotel Caifee, Calcutta’, 1971, Heritage Auctions
Allen Ginsberg, ‘Hotel Caifee, Calcutta’, 1971, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Unmounted; not framed; sheet measures 10 x 8 inches; tape residue from previous mounting on each corner verso; one folding crease approximately 5 inches long to the upper right quadrant; handling creases, most notably four half moon creases to the right half and one to the lower left quadrant; light surface scratches noticeable in raking light; one spot of surface grime center left.

Signature: Signed, dedicated, and annotated in ink by Peter Orlovsky on verso. Inscribed on verso: E 10 St. N.Y.C. Nov - 1972 / Allen Ginsberg gave to Peter Orlovsky / Allen took when visiting refuggee[sic] / camps in Calcutta (Salt Lake + Jessore Road) / September 1971 / Allen + I lived in Top Left Room for 8 months / in 1962 summer June time. / for Peter from Allen / The H[...] Hotel / now Hotel Caifee / Chaudui Chowh, Calcutta

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Allen Ginsberg

American, 1926-1997, Newark, NJ, United States, based in New York, NY, United States