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Guide to the Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini Papers TAM 530

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Serties I: Aldo Tambellini and Ben Morea in the pre-Black Mask Period, 1961-1973 (bulk 1962-1965 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

This series contains fliers, programs and other printed ephemera and photographs documenting the countercultural artistic endeavors, principally of Aldo Tambellini (there is also a biographical sketch) in the early-mid 1960s. Undertakings documented include the Black Gate Theatre, the arts project "Black Zero," "The Bridge," a downtown performance venue on St. Marks Place, fliers and a statement of purpose for "The Center" (another arts project), movie and gallery openings. The photographs includ images of Tambellini and his paintings and sculpture.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Arts Canada #113 (Devoted to the Theme of "Black")
Oct 1967
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Beck, Julian and Judith Malina in an Open Discussion: Revolution as an Alternative ("Center" flier featuring a photograph of a street kid in front of an Aldo Tambellini sculpture)
ca. 1964
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Black Gate Theatre (2 photographs): Entrance (announcing Underground Cinema); Lobby (seated Kusuma Joe Jones)
ca 1967
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Black 2 fliers for a "Centrefugue Event" at "The Bridge" featuring Morea, Tambellini, et al.
ca 1965
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Black Zero: "Expanded Cinema" at the Bridge (4 St. Mark's Pl.) "For Immediate Release"
Nov 23, 1965
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Black Zero: Fliers (with sperm graphic), Program for Bridge Theater, Dec 15-16, 1965 (Featuring works of Ben Morea, Aldo Tambellini, Ron Hahne, Bill Dixon, Alan Silva, Calvin C. Hernton)
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Black Zero: Photograph (woman seated in front of poster "Aldo Tambellini: Intermedia, Electromedia, Theater and Film")
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Bridge Theater Program Featuring Weegee Film Festival, the Fugs, etc.
ca 1965
Box: 1 Folder : 9 The "Center" Flier, with a Calendar of Events ("The Center is an idea for the future, the artist must once again become the vision, we are the primitives of a new era.")
ca 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 10 "Center" Flier: Statement of Purpose with the Center Logo (Black circle with one black dot in the center)
ca 1963-ca 1964
Box: 1 Folder : 11 "Center" Flier: "Subscribe for the Creative Mind to Find Physical Space to Exchange Ideas"
ca. 1963
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Expanded Cinema chapter, "Technoanarchy: The Open Empire"
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Group Center article by David Bourdon, Village Voice (photograph of original)
Jan 14, 1965
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Morea, Ben: Xerox of Photograph
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Painted Black , Pen Sketch
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Photograph, Aldo Tambellini's "Center" Group (Ben Morea, Ron Hahne, Aldo Tambellini, and three unidentified members)
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Photograph of El Diaro de Nueva York, front page with a photograph of Aldo Tambellini, caption about Tambellini's costume creations
Jul 13, 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Photoprint Strips: A.M. Sachs Gallery
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Poster for opening of Centrefugues (A series of events in the Arts featuring the work of Jackie Cassen, Jeriann Hilderley, Eileen Larue, Aldo Tambellini, Peter Martinez
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Quantum II Press Release for A.M. Sachs Gallery (Including an explanation of the event and biographies of the participating artists)
Jan 5, 196?
Box: 1 Folder : 21 "Rebellion in Art Form-Tambellini's "Black 2" (New York Herald Tribune, photoprint)
Jun 13, 1965
Box: 1 Folder : 22 "The Screw card, signed by Tambellini, Reads: You are cordially invited to witness the event of the screw, in which a highly significant award will be presented to the Museum of Modern Art...[yellow cardboard 6x8]
Jul 12, 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Sleeps with His Work, Fights Critics: Sculptor [Aldo Tambellini] Hunts Junk for Fierce Forms by Don Ross (New York Herald Tribune Clipping; Includes a photograph of Tambellini in his studio at 217 East 2nd St., with odd figure he cast)
Nov 9, 1961
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Tambellini, Aldo (biographical flier)
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Tambellini, Aldo: Biographical Listing in Tamburine/919
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Tambellini film/electromedia performance/television creations list (1965-1980; annotated by Tambellini, 4pp.
Box: 1 Folder : 27 "Underground" Benefit Bash Flier for "The Bridge" Performances (Including Tambellini's Black Zero and "Light," a film by Ben Morea
ca 1965
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Views and Comments of the Libertarian League no. 46 [cover by Dick Tyler]
Spring 1964
Box: 1 Folder : 29 "Zero" (selections re; from Art and the Future by Douglas Davis

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