Original Publicity Poster for Empire Signed by Jonas Mekas.
Place Published: New York:
Date Published: 1965.
Book Id: 17671
8 1/2 x 11", offset litho. Signed at the verso in pencil by Jonas Mekas. A fine, unmailed copy. Provenance: Association copy, from the archive of Jonas Mekas, with a signed letter of provenance on his personal stationary, dated December 29, 2010.The original flyer for Andy Warhol's best film, with an excellent association. The letter from Mekas included with the flier states "I was the cameraman." The movie was shot at 24 frames per second, but the movie was shown at an agonizingly slow 16 frames per second, making the focus of the film not just the Empire State Building, bu the passage of time itself. The movies was filmed in 1964 but wouldn't have its premier showing until the following year at City Hall Cinema.