Sunday, May 9, 2010

Jack Kerouac on Seventh Street

Thanks to EV Grieve reader Mykola "Mick" Dementiuk for sending along this link to Book Patrol... As you may know, there's an exhibition of Allen Ginsberg photos now on display at the National Gallery of Art in D.C. titled "Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg."

Here's one of the photos...

The caption reads:

Jack Kerouac wandering along East 7th street after visiting Burroughs at our pad, passing statue of Congressman Samuel "Sunset" Cox, "The Letter – Carrier's Friend" in Tompkins Square toward corner of Avenue A, Lower East Side; he's making a Dostoyevsky mad-face or Russian basso be-bop Om, first walking around the neighborhood, then involved with The Subterraneans, pencils & notebook in wool shirt-pockets, Fall 1953, Manhattan.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 6.

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