To Mega Therion [Mail Art Concerning Aleister Crowley]. Vittore Baroni, Aleister Crowley.

To Mega Therion [Mail Art Concerning Aleister Crowley]

np: Vittore Baroni, nd. Two 11 x 16" sheets of paper, taped together to form a large, folding poster. Rubberstamped with Baroni's name and address at verso. With a photomechanically reproduced booklet, stapled once at the upper left hand corner, reproducing Aleister Crowley's infamous text "The Banned Lecture: Gilles de Rais", and a single 8 1/2 x 11" sheet reproducing two photographs of Crowley and a review of The Diary of a Drug Fiend as it appeared in the Times Literary Supplement form 16th November, 1922.

The second sheet of the poster bears an image of the Italian pop singer Robertino Loretti, also pointing, as is Crowley in the image on the other side. An unusual work by Baroni, highlighting the influence of Crowley on Baroni's own correspondence art. A fascinating link between the Eternal Network and the occult, and certainly not the only one, though downplayed in most criticism or academic studies of the genre.

Poster lightly creased, with an additional fold, else near fine, as is the booklet. The single sheet is heavily toned, creased, and has some tears to margin. Item #29283

Price: $150.00