New York: Film-makers’ Cinematheque, . Manuscript typewritten and holograph affixed to silver gelatin black-and-white photographic print. 8 x 11 1⁄2 in. Very good. Holograph notation and stamp to verso of photograph. Item #5902
The original handmade paste-up for the flyer of the true premier of Warhol’s Vinyl, starring Gerard Malanga and Poor Little Rich Girl, starring Edie Sedgwick, illustrated with a photograph by Billy Linich.
Though the flier for another screening, two weeks later, is labeled “World Premier” and often credited as such, this was the true premier of both films.
The text and drawing is pasted onto the photographic print and several lines of text have been edited and themselves pasted over. The butterfly drawing is uncommonly similar to an Andy Warhol butterfly drawing made a decade and a half later, and appeared in numerous Film-makers’ Cinematheque advertisements in the Village Voice in the 1960s.
On the print’s verso is written, “Superstars Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick in a scene from Andy Warhol’s Vinyl; Photo Credit: Billy Linich; file on Warhol” and stamped “14 55.”
A remarkable artifact illuminating the process of artistic formation, with an original photograph by Billy Linich and a holograph butterfly illustration, possible drawn by Andy Warhol or an associate.