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“We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death”: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996)

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Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, nude, two images (covered, then uncovered), 1961 Photograph and Text
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Allen Ginsberg nude self-portrait, Portland Seattle, 1991 © Courtesy of the University of Toronto Art Centre
“We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death”: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996)

15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
Canada
September 2nd, 2014 - December 6th, 2014
Opening: September 2nd, 2014 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday to Friday 12 to 5 pm Saturday 12 to 4 pm
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DESCRIPTION

Organized in collaboration with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, the exhibition comprises over 150 photographs taken by the legendary Beat poet and activist Allen Ginsberg, capturing his life, loves, and artistic community, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Peter Orlovsky and others of the Beat generation of writers, poets, and activists. The photographs are drawn on the collection of close to 8,000 prints recently donated by The Rossy Family Foundation to the University of Toronto Art Centre and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Lead Sponsor: The Rossy Family Foundation.