Item #6994 Young American Beatnicks Morally Opposed to Prisons. Jack Smith.

Young American Beatnicks Morally Opposed to Prisons

New York: The Village Gate, [1965]. Mimeograph. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Slight bumping to top edge; else near fine. Item #6994

Flyer for a multimedia benefit event—likely for Smith and others facing charges for organizing screenings of the censored Flaming Creatures that saw screenings of films by Jack Smith, Piero Heliczer, and Bill Vehr, performances by John Vaccaro, Beverly Grant, and Mario Montez; a slideshow by Don Snyder; and a performance by The Transcendental Orchestra (other times called the Cineola Transcendental Orchestra), a loose amalgam of musicians in the orbit of The Fugs and The Falling Spikes–the scene from which The Velvet Underground soon emerged.

A document of the political commitments of the 1960s New York avant-garde, featuring a lineup of artists who would each make significant contributions to American experimental art.

Price: $1,250.00