Item #7005 Jack Smith in Court

Jack Smith in Court

[New York]: np, ca. 1963-66. Black and white silver gelatin print. 5 x 7 1⁄2 in. Abrasions to paper on verso from paste; else near fine. Item #7005

Photograph of Jack Smith with an unidentified man in court. Smith did not testify in the Flaming Creatures censorship case, which saw Susan Sontag and Allen Ginsberg provide testimony to the artistic merit of the queer cinema classic. However,
this photograph may be related to his arrest, alongside Piero Heliczer, for allegedly assaulting a police officer at a fundraising event for two people charged with marijuana possession on August 11, 1965.

A document of the history of censorship of American film, and the legal struggles that have been waged for artists to produce and exhibit oppositional work.

Price: $1,250.00