New York: The Center, 196[4?]. Item #5286
Offset 22 1/4 x 17 in. Chipping at bottom edge, not exceeding 1/4 inch and not affecting image or text and two closed tears on lower right hand corner. Else near fine.
Poster advertising an exhibition at the St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. Aldo Tambellini, whose circle painting adorns this poster, formed the counterculture arts organization, Group Center, shortly after his arrival in New York in 1959 along with Ben Morea and Ron Hahne, key members of the late 60s group Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers and publishers of Black Mask. This show features Don Snyder, the Coney Island native whose photography documented 60s counterculture, the photorealist painter Ron Kleeman, and the abstract painter James Cuchiara. Tambellini would take over the Gate Theater on this same corner shortly after, presenting films by Jack Smith, Jonas Mekas, and the debut of Brian de Palma.
A document of the 60s avant garde.