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Announcement for a planned Black Art & Fashion Show at Wadleigh Junior High School (P.S. 88) on May 3, 1969. As noted in the flyer, this show along with other similar events was planned to unite the local black community and help younger African American students develop their talents.
Condition: Good-, two half-ring coffee stains at top of page; faint soft creasing along top edge; smudging to printing at center; stamped "May 7 1969" at bottom of flyer.
June 5-30, 1962 exhibition poster for the showing at Martha Jackson Gallery of Alex Katz's stage set used in a Kenneth Koch play. The set came about in an example of New York School collaboration. Koch, inspired by Larry Rivers' painting, George Washington Crossing the Delaware, wrote a one-act play of the same name. After seeing an Alex Katz exhibition of figures made of canvas and wood, Koch asked Katz to create the set for his play, which was later installed for viewing at Martha Jackson's gallery.
Condition: Very Good+.....
A double-sided flyer promoting a one-hour employee walkout and rally at Columbia University in support of student demands, which included abolishing ROTC, war research and recruiting, opening up apartments held vacant and ending evictions in area apartment houses. The flyer is printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other and is stamped March 26, 1969.
Condition: Near Fine, mild toning; stamped "Mar 26, 1969" on one side.
Flyer promoting the Socialist Workers Party in the 1969 election. One side features the candidates for New York City government offices with Paul Boutelle for mayor, while the other spells out the Party's platform. The SWP formed in 1937 as a splinter group of Trotskyists from the Socialist Party and went through several major transformations over the following decades. By the late 1960s, the SWP was strongly involved in the Black nationalist movement, the anti-Vietnam-war effort and women's rights, all of which are strongly represented on this flyer.
Announcement of and invitation to join the SCU, a moderate student organization dedicated to nonviolent dialogue and academic freedom. The SCU was founded in May 1968 in direct opposition to the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and its violent activities. This flyer states that the SCU is involved in university restructuring, position papers, study groups, campus debates and social activities and warned that another violent spring could threaten the very existence of Columbia. The flyer is stamped March 17, 1969 at the bottom.
Condition: Near Fine, mild toning; stamped.....
Set of two pieces:  Calendar of events for the Winter season 1969/1970 at The Poetry Center. This amazing schedule of speakers included Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, Jorge Luis Borges, Margaret Mead, Noam Chomsky and others.  Invitation to a reception in honor of Ginsberg and Snyder which took place at the Gotham Book Mart Gallery right before their reading. This reading by the two Beat Poets and famous friends must have sold out quickly as "sold out" is printed on both the calendar of events and the invitation.....
The oversize poster for Charlotte Moorman's 9th New York Avant Garde Festival 1972, taking place in New York City, Albany and "hopefully" Poughkeepsie, with some events taking place as as "A Riverboat Show Aboard the Alexander Hamilton," a passenger steamboat that travelled the Hudson River between New York, Albany and Poughkeepsie. The poster lists dozens of artists and performances including Eleanor Antin, Ay-o, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Carolee Schnemann, Allan Kaprow (mispelled "Allen" on the poster), Christo, Jean Dupuy, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, Otto Piene, Judith Scott, plus many, many.....
Announcement for an exhibition from Jan. 21 - Feb 10, 1962 that included collaborative work by Grace Hartigan, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Robert Dash, Larry Rivers, Kenneth Koch, Barbara Guest and Mary Abbott, artists and poets of the New York School. In the announcement, James Schuyler introduces the exhibit as a stop along the historical thread of text and image that began with Chinese calligraphy and offers unlimited opportunities for future artistic expression.
Condition: Very Good, tiny bumps to lower corners; hand-addressed with postage stamp and postmarked; faint soft crease.....