William Blake As Prophet [Invitation]. William Hull.

William Blake As Prophet [Invitation]

New York: Gallery East, 1954. 4 1/2 x 5 5/8" postcard, printed on blue card stock on recto only.

The invitation to a sieres of "Lecture-Readings" by William Hull at the Gallery East, which was one the incredibly early and important artist-run co-op galleries on the Lower East Side, which was also ground zero for the development of underground film in NYC. In a 2015 interview at Artspace, Jonas Mekas explains "I began organizing and curating screenings in ’53, in a place that nobody knows now. It was the first downtown gallery, called Gallery East, on Avenue A and Houston. It was a cooperative gallery of local artists...."

The only ephemera we've encountered from the gallery.

Fine. Item #26470

Price: $75.00

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