(American, 1926-1997) Untitled #3 (AH)
Color lithograph and serigraph on paper
30 1/4" x 23 1/4"
Estate-signed, pencil-numbered (11/ 36) to the bottom margin, alongside a Gemini G.E.L. chop mark. The glazed frame measures 36 1/2" x 29 1/2" x 1 1/4".
In the year preceding his death, Ginsberg worked with Gemini G.E.L. to produce six limited edition images; these print runs were executed and published posthumously. "Untitled #3" includes two instances of Ginsberg's "AH" mantra (reversed in the print, in the sun at the top left and the sunflower at the bottom right), inspired by William Blake's poem "Ah! Sun-flower," the subject of a formative hallucination experienced by Ginsberg in 1948.
The sheet is in very good condition, though it has come unfastened from the mat tape and is loose within the frame. The frame is chipped along the bottom and at the top left corner.