A superb spontaneous portrait of these two friends whose author/publisher partnership is one of the most famous in literary history.
They are shown standing looking directly into the camera---Buk has his arms folded and is laughing and John, right behind him, is smiling. Signed and dated by Malanga in ink beneath the image. On the verso Malanga signed it again and has written (in pencil): "Charles 'Buk' Bukowski, w/ his publisher, John Martin, outside Buk's apt. in L.A. 1972." In addition to the signature on the verso Malanga has also placed his rubber stamp. Photo measures 6.5" x 9.5" on 11" x 14" paper. Although not indicated in any way this was John Martin's personal copy. Fine (miniscule bump to one corner).