New York: Inkweed Studios, 1959. Screenprint on board. 22 x 14 in. Very good, with edge wear. Sticker pasted to recto with dates of show. Item #4643
Directed by Judith Malina, designed by Julian Beck, written by Jack Gelber, and with music by Freddie Red, The Connection follows a theatrical producer and writer as they attempt to stage a play about the lives of various proficient drug users and inhabitants of the New York demimonde. The play consists of conversations between the characters as they wait around to score. It won three Obie awards in 1959-1960, including best new play, best all-around production, and best actor. From the first production in 1959 at the Living Theatre.
This poster was printed by Inkweed Studios, a company founded by Lionel Ziprin, one of the great nearly-forgotten figures of the New York Underground. Included among the contributors to Inkweed’s printing projects are Bruce Connor, Jordan Belson, Harry Smith, and Barbara Remmington.