New York: Inkweed Studios, 1959. Item #4643
Screenprint. 22 x 14 in. Very good.
Directed by Judith Malina, designed by Julian Beck, written by Jack Gelber, and
with music by Freddie Red, The Connection followings a theatrical producer and
writer as they attempt to stage a play about the lives of various drug addicts 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.