[Robert Frank holograph] Summer Cannibals
New York: n.p., 1996. All items near fine or very good. Complete inventory available upon request. Item #5356
Two sheets and an envelope of calligraphy in the hand of Robert Frank for Patti Smith music video, Summer Cannibals; two cards promoting premiere of video.
Famous counter cultural Swiss-American photographer and filmmakers Robert Frank directed the music video for Summer Cannibals, the lead single for Smith’s 1996 comeback album, Gone Again. This collection of materials features a sheet of paper and two envelopes on which Frank wrote the title of song along with his and Smith’s names in calligraphy. On the verso of the envelope is a note from Frank relaying a desired edit from Smith. Also included are two invitation cards for the video’s premiere at the 34th New York Film Festival, screening alongside Hou Hsiaou-hsien’s Goodbye South, Goodbye.
An important set of materials testifying to a collaboration between two of the consummate outsider figures of American culture.