Andy Warhol, ‘My Hustler and Beauty No. 2’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery

Beauty No. 2 and My Hustler Screening Flier, 1966. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset Lithograph flier, blue ink on pink paper. Excellent condition. This is a flier for a screening of two films directed by Andy Warhol at the Boston incarnation of Jonas Mekas’ Filmmaker’s Cinematheque on February 21-22. Beauty No. 2 stars Edie Sedgwick, Gino Piserchio, and Chuck Wein and runs 66 mins. My Hustler, filmed on Fire Island, stars Paul America and Joseph Campbell, and follows the lives of a workers at a “Dial-a-Hustler” service. Both films were released in 1965, and were screened shortly after the opening of the Boston chapter of Filmmakers Cinematheque. Boo-Hooray has rated this one of the top 100 Counter Culture posters of all time. Super rare obscure collectors' item for hard cover Warhol fans. Besides this very one - we've never found another.

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Signature: unsigned. it's a flyer.

Publisher: Filmmakers' Cinetheque, Boston, Mass.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York