A Benefit for the Films of Brakhage [ownership stamp of Carolee Schneeman]

A Benefit for the Films of Brakhage [ownership stamp of Carolee Schneeman]

New York: The Living Theatre, [1962]. Offset on orange stock, 12 1⁄4 x 9 1⁄2 in. Stamped “Carolee Schneemann 122 W. 29th ST. New York, N.Y” on verso. Very good with minor edgewear. Item #5931

Flyer for a double feature of Stan Brahkage films presented by The Living Theatre in 1962.

Though still directing industrial and educational films during this period, Brakhage was also beginning to be widely recognized in the experimental and underground film scene; the fact that benefits were organized for him to make his films evidences his precarious financial position as well as Brakhage’s peer’s respect for his work. Brakhage’s films Anticipation of the Night, Wedlock House: An Intercourse, Prelude: Dog Star Man, and Window Water Baby Moving were screened.

Stamped on verso is artist Carolee Schneeman’s name and studio address from the time; she had moved to New York only a year before this screening took place.

A document of Brakhage’s links with a larger avant-garde scene and its support of his work.

Price: $300.00

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