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Original photograph of Lou Reed, circa 1973

by Lou Reed (subject)

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1973
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N.p.: RCA Records and Tapes, 1973. Vintage black-and-white photograph of Lou Reed, circa 1973. With a newspaper review of Reed's 1974 album "Rock n' Roll Animal" affixed to the verso, along with two date stamps reading APR 1, 1974 and MAY 1, 1992 and a dealer stamp, and a printed label reading "REED, LOU / ROCK MUSIC." … Read more
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Chafed Elbows and Scorpio Rising (Original poster for the 1966 double-bill of the two films)

by Anger, Kenneth, Robert Downey Sr

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Published
1966
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New York: Impact Films, 1966. Original poster for the 1966 double feature of Robert Downey Sr.s' "Chafed Elbows" (1966) and Kenneth Anger's "Scorpio Rising" (1964) which ran together for over a month at the Gate Theater in New York for the premiere of Downey Sr.'s film. A unique pairing of two classic-underground filmmakers. Downey Sr.'s "Chafed Elbows," a… Read more
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Andy Warhol and the cast of Pork (Original photograph from the 1971 play)

by Warhol, Andy, Anthony Zanetta, Wayne County, Cleve Reller (subjects); Jack Mitchell (photographer)

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Published
1971
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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Vintage borderless photograph of Andy Warhol and the cast of the 1971 play. Holograph ink annotation on the verso crediting photographer Jack Mitchell, identifying the subjects, and giving a date of "5/71." Based on tape-recorded telephone conversations between Andy Warhol and Brigid Berlin about her family's private life, the play opened at LaMama ETC in… Read more
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I, a Man (Original poster for the 1967 film)

by Andy Warhol (director); Paul Morrissey (director) Tom Baker, Nico, Valerie Solanas, Ingrid Superstar, Ultra Violet, Bettina Coffin (starring)

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Published
1968
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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1968. Vintage poster for the 1967 film. The film originally screened at the Hudson Theater in New York in a 99-minute version. In early 1968, a 110-minute cut played at the Cinematheque 16 in Los Angeles. This poster, which mentions the Los Angeles screenings and contains a blurb from the likely corresponds to the… Read more
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Nude Restaurant (Original poster for the 1967 film)

by Andy Warhol (director, screenwriter); Viva, Taylor Mead, Ingrid Superstar, Andrew Duggan appearing as Julian Burroughs (starring)

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Published
1967
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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1967. Vintage poster for the 1967 film. Two versions of the film were shot - one with an all nude, all male cast that was never released publicly, and one with both male and female actors wearing G-strings, which was originally screened at the Hudson Theater in New York. A stylistic breakthrough,… Read more
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Bike Boy (Original poster for the 1967 film)

by Andy Warhol (director, screenwriter); Joseph Spencer, Brigid Berlin, Ingrid Superstar, Viva (starring)

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Published
1967
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$4,750.00

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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1967. Vintage poster for the 1967 film. The film originally screened at the Hudson Theater in a 95 minute version, although this cut is considered lost. A 109 minute version would screen in 1968 as the first film shown at the New Andy Warhol Garrick Theater, renamed as such after Warhol recovered from being… Read more
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Blue Movie (Collection of four original photographs from the 1969 film)

by Andy Warhol (director, screenwriter); Viva, Louis Waldon (starring)

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Published
1969
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$750.00

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Munich: Constantin-Film, 1969. Collection of four vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1969 German release of the US film. With printed mimeo snipes on the verso. Andy Warhol's final film, an attempt to represent sex between a man and a woman (Warhol superstars Louis Waldon and Viva, respectively) as naturalistically as possible. A groundbreaking, influential production insofar… Read more
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Naissant (Collection of three original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Stephen Dwoskin (director); Beverly Grant (starring)

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Published
1964
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Collection of three vintage reference photographs from the 1964 short film. Director Stephen Dwoskin's third film, following "Asleep" (1961) and "American Dream" (1961). Dwoskin was best known for his experimental filmmaking, beginning in both the New York and London underground film scenes of the 1960s. Shot on location in New York. Two… Read more
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Archive of 42 original vernacular photographs of the Camrod motorcycle shop, 1967

by [Motorcycles] [Camrod]

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Published
1967
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$675.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Archive consisting of 42 vintage vernacular photographs of the Camrod Corporation, a motorcycle and motor scooter dealer and repair shop in New York City. Included are 15 loose black-and-white photographs, 7 black-and-white photographs stapled to the inside of a manila folder with two business cards and a clipping of a contemporary newspaper ad, and 20 color… Read more
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Permanent Vacation (Collection of five original color photographs from the 1980 film)

by Jim Jarmusch (director, screenwriter); Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie (starring)

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Published
1980
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Collection of five vintage borderless color photographs from the 1980 film, with title labels affixed to the verso of each. Jim Jarmusch's directorial debut, fresh from dropping out of film school, his signature patient, ambling, and dryly humorous approach to storytelling firmly established. Set against the backdrop of a grungy late-1970s New York… Read more
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Midnight Cowboy (Collection of nine original photographs from the 1969 film)

by John Schlesinger (director); James Leo Herlihy (novel); Waldo Salt (screenwriter); Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight (starring)

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Published
1969
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$1,250.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1969. Collection of nine vintage borderless studio still photographs from the 1969 film. Mimeo snipe on verso. Based on the 1965 novel by James Leo Herlihy. One of the earliest films to receive an X rating and the only X-rated release to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture, also winning… Read more
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Studio 54 (Archive of 14 original photographs, 1978)

by William Coupon (photographer); Studio 54, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, Divine

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Published
1978
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$18,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Archive of 14 iconic vintage photographs of Studio 54 celebrities and revelers by photographer William Coupon, all from 1978. Ten of these are signed and dated by Coupon at the bottom right, one with a tag on verso, "Two Dancers, Studio 54, August, 1978." Images of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Grace Jones, Patti Smith,… Read more
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Lonesome Cowboys (Original photograph from the 1968 film)

by Andy Warhol (director); Paul Morrissey (screenwriter); Joe Dallesandro, Julian Burroughs, Eric Emerson, Taylor Mead (starring)

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Published
1968
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$200.00

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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1968. Vintage borderless photograph of Joe Dallesandro and Tom Hompertz from the 1968 film. Hilarious and tedious, Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey's satirical take on Hollywood Westerns features five gay cowboys (including Dallesandro and Hompertz), ranch lady Romana D'Alvarez (Viva) and her stoned nurse (Taylor Mead), handsome drifter Julian (Tom Hompertz), and a… Read more
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The Panic in Needle Park (Original photograph from the 1971 film)

by Jerry Schatzberg (director); James Mills (novel); Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne (screenwriter); Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright (starring)

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Published
1971
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Gadd Productions, 1971. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1971 film. Al Pacino's first starring feature role. Schatzberg's bleak and stark portrayal of heroin addiction on the streets of New York City is told through the love story between Bobby (Pacino), an addict and drug dealer and Helen (Winn), who is drawn into heroin use through her relationship with… Read more
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image of Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of eight original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of eight original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

by Jerry Bauer (photographs, essays); Andy Warhol's Factory, The Fugs, Greenwich Village, League for Spiritual Discovery "LSD" (subjects)

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Published
1967
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1967. Archive of eight vintage borderless photographs, three typescript essays, and a carbon typescript of the first essay and first page of the second, by photographer Jerry Bauer, circa 1967, with the photographs corresponding to the topics of the essays. Bauer was an American photographer best known for his photographic portraits of writers, with his portraits of… Read more
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image of Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

by [The Velvet Underground] Name, Bill

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Published
2014
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$3,750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 2014. Photograph of the Velvet Underground and Nico, shot by Billy Name circa 1967 and struck by him in 2014. SIGNED by Billy Name in silver ink on the recto, and with his stamp on the verso. Name, who had gotten his start in theatre, met Andy Warhol in the early 1960s, and appeared in… Read more
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Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival (Original Poster)

by Jim McWilliams

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Published
1973
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Original poster for the Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival held on December 9, 1973 at Grand Central Station in New York. Poster by artist, designer, and musician Jim McWilliams, who would design 12 of the 15 festival posters, making his work synonymous with the Festival. Founded by cellist and performance artist Charlotte… Read more
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image of Diaries, Notes, and Sketches, also known as Walden (Original poster for the 1969 film)

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New York: Jonas Mekas, 1969. Vintage large format poster for the 1969 experimental film by shot and edited by Jonas Mekas from his "film diary" footage shot between 1965 and 1969. Either unique or very nearly so, with no examples found in OCLC or institutions worldwide. The poster also doubles as liner notes for the film, briefly… Read more
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Me and My Brother (Original Poster for the 1969 film)

by Robert Frank (director, screenwriter); Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky (poems, starring), Sam Shepard (screenwriter); Julius Orlvosky, Joseph Chaikin, Christopher Walken (starring)

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Published
1969
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New York: Two Faces / New Yorker Films, 1969. Vintage poster for the 1969 film, an experimental mix of documentary and fiction. Poster designed by Robert Frank. Director Robert Frank's first feature film, in which he follows poet Peter Orlvosky and his mentally ill brother Julius as they move through the late 1960s Beat scene, while Peter… Read more
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Original flyer for a performance by Bush Tetras

by [Bush Tetras] Pat Place, Dee Pop, Cynthia Sley, Val Opielski

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Published
1980
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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Original flyer for a performance by pioneering post-punk band Bush Tetras at the legendary club Hurrah on March 26, 1980. Although mainstream success alluded the female-fronted band, they were mainstays of the New York and college radio scenes, and charted two singles ("Too Many Creeps," (1981) "Cant' Be Funky" (1982)) on the Billboard charts.… Read more
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