Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

JACK SMITH (1932-1989)

The Dead Language Presents a Benefit for Flaming Creatures.
Letterpress flyer on red stock. 178x190 mm, 7x7½ inches. 1963.

Flyer for the first screening of Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures" at a well known hangout for drug users on Manhattan's west side. Created by Piero Heliczer's Dead Language Press for screening of Jack Smith's films, on March 9, 1963, at experimental filmmaker and artist Jerry Jofen's loft on West 20th Street. Jofen was known for collaborating with Jack Smith, Jonas Mekas, Ken Jacobs, and Angus MacLise. This screening was a benefit for "Flaming Creatures," which was in its final stages of editing and would premiere to the public a month later.