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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini Art Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1961-2010
Dates [bulk]: 1961-1973
Abstract: Painter Ben Morea, and artist and sculptor Aldo Tambellini were both anarchists active in the artistic and political counterculture in New York City in the 1960s and 1970s. Aldo Tambellini edited and published a newsletter called The Screw with its slogan "Artists in an Anonymous Generation Arise." In 1966 Ben Morea and the poet Dan Georgakas founded a Dada-influenced art group called Black Mask. In May 1968, Black Mask changed its name to Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers. The Motherfuckers (often referred to as simply "the Motherfuckers", or UAW/MF) were an anarchist affinity group based in New York City's Lower East Side. They contributed to New York City's counterculture by setting up crash pads, serving free food, starting a free store, and helping radicals connect with doctors and lawyers. They used direct action to stage various political-artistic events and demonstrations, and are thought to have inspired members of the Weather Underground and the Yippies. This collection contains clippings, fliers, graphic art, periodicals, posters, photographs, programs and other printed ephemera that document Morea and Tambellini's activities both during and before the founding of Black Mask, and the activity of the Motherfuckers. There is also correspondence and other material relating to the Situationist International, several annotated issues of the  Rebel Worker (Industrial Workers of the World), and correspondence and other materials created or collected by donor Max Blechman that also pertain to anarchism and its relationship to the arts.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (4 Boxes; box 4 is an oversized flat box, 20.5 x 16.5 x 3)
Language: Materials are in primarily in English, with a few items in French
Call Phrase: TAM 530

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Historical/Biographical Note

Painter Ben Morea, and artist and sculptor Aldo Tambellini were both anarchists active in the artistic and political counterculture in New York City in the 1960s and 1970s. Aldo Tambellini edited and published a newsletter called The Screw with its slogan "Artists in an Anonymous Generation Arise." In 1966 Ben Morea and the poet Dan Georgakas founded a Dada-influenced art group called Black Mask along with elements of another group called Angry Arts. Black Mask produced a broadside of the same name and declared that revolutionary art should be "an integral part of life, as in primitive society, and not an appendage to wealth." In May 1968, Black Mask changed its name and went underground. Their new name, Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers, came from a poem by Amiri Baraka. Often referred to as simply "the Motherfuckers", or UAW/MF, they were an anarchist affinity group based in New York City's Lower East Side. They contributed to New York City's counterculture by setting up crash pads, serving free food, starting a free store, and helping radicals connect with doctors and lawyers. This "street gang with analysis" was known for its direct actions in the fields of politics and the arts, and is said to have inspired members of the Weather Underground and the Yippies.They were opposed to and resisted on principle any attempt to impose order on the political demonstrations they participated in. Among other things, the Motherfuckers instigated brawls with Maoist groups such as the Progressive Labor Party.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains clippings, fliers, graphic art, periodicals, posters, photographs, programs and other printed ephemera that document Morea and Tambellini's activities both during and before the founding of Black Mask, and the activity of the Motherfuckers. There is also correspondence and other material relating to the Situationist International, several annotated issues of the Rebel Worker (Industrial Workers of the World), and correspondence and other materials created or collected by donor Max Blechman that also pertain to anarchism and its relationship to the arts.

Arrangement

Organized into eight series: I, Aldo Tambelini and Ben Morea in the pre-Black Mask Period; II, Black Mask, 1966-1968; II, Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, 1968-1971; IV, Publications of groups in NY and London connected or relevant to Ben Morea and the Up Against the Wall Motherfucker "affinity groups," 1968-1971; V, Situationist International Correspondence; VI, Rebel Worker (Annotated Issues); VII, Max Blechman: Other Anarchy Related Materials; VIII, Oversize Materials.

Each series is arranged alphabetically, except for series V and VI, which are arranged chronologically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Blechman, Max
  • Graham, Bill, 1931-1991
  • Bookchin, Murray, 1921-2006
  • Blechman, Max

Document Type

  • Graphic arts
  • Posters.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Black Zero
  • Black Mask (Group of artists)
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Film Library
  • Fillmore East (New York, N.Y.)
  • Internationale situationniste
  • Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers (Gang)
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.).

Subject Topics

  • Art -x Political aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Political satire, American.
  • Rock music -- Political aspects
  • High school students -x Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Anarchists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Student movements -- United States.

Subject Places

  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) |x Intellectual life.
  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Art.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Max Blechman were transferred to New York University in 2010 by Max Blechman. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu. Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini. . Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini Papers; TAM 530; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Max Blechman in 2010. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 2010.028 and 2010.089.

Processing Information

The often-lengthy folder titles were closely adopted from a detailed inventory provided by Max Blechman.

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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)
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Black Zero: Photograph (woman seated in front of poster "Aldo Tambellini: Intermedia, Electromedia, Theater and Film")
undated
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"
undated
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
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Painted Black , Pen Sketch
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Photograph, Aldo Tambellini's "Center" Group (Ben Morea, Ron Hahne, Aldo Tambellini, and three unidentified members)
1962-1963
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
undated
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
undated
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)
1967
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Tambellini, Aldo: Biographical Listing in Tamburine/919
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Tambellini film/electromedia performance/television creations list (1965-1980; annotated by Tambellini, 4pp.
undated
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
1973

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Series II: Black Mask, 1966-1969

Scope and Content Note

This small series (1966-1969) includes fliers from the group's 1966 symbolic attempt to close the Museum of Modern Art, and a picture of the Black Mask group, selected poetry and essays, fliers from the 1967 "Levitate the Pentagon" anti-war demonstration, and a single issue of Ikon that includes pictures of the Black Mask group.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Black Mask Circular "The Assault against the Black Community..."
Jun 23, 1967
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Black Mask in WIN magazine (photocopies)
1967
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Flier: "For Immediate Release: ON Monday October 10 [1966] at 12:30pm we will close the Museum of Modern Art. This Symbolic action is taken at a time when America is on a path of total destruction, and signals the opening of another front in the worldwide struggle against suppression. We seek a total revolution, cultural as well as social and political---LET THE STRUGGLE BEGIN." Signed Black Mask.
1966
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Flier "Museum Closed": recto, in oversize bold letters: MUSEUM CLOSED; verso: "A new spirit is rising. Like the street of Watts we burn with revolution. We assault your Gods--We sing of your death. Destroy the Museums--our struggle cannot be hung on walls. Let the past fall under the blows of revolt. The guerilla, the blacks, the men of the future, we are at your heels...[etc.]" Signed Black Mask: Ben Morea, Ron Hahne, Everett Shapiro.
1966
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Ikon (#7 Jan-Feb 1969) includes picture of Black Mask Group
1969
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Pentagon Demo fliers
1967
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Selected Essays and Poetry, some by Black Mask
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 37 "Whirlpool" [flier]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Your Government Has Fallen (Flier issued by Black Mask)
undated

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Series III: Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, ca. 1967-1970

Scope and Content Note

This series (1967-1970) contains printed ephemera (much of graphic interest), including fliers, clippings, leaflets, press releases, newsletters, and several photographs. There are files on the UAW/MF campaign to get Bill Graham and the Fillmore East to hold free concerts, on an action to bring garbage to Lincoln Center, files on student movements, including the 1968 occupation of Columbia University, various critiques of education, a single issue of Cerberus (NYU), a typescript by Ben Morea "The Issue Is not the Issue," materials critical of the Old and New Lefts, and a sexually graphic flier "Elecctions are Obscene."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 39 ACID (Action Committee for Immediate Defense)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Armed Love/Love Armed...[flier with graphic of Geronimo]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Cerberus (vol 1, no. 9) New York University (2 l.)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Clippings, Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Columbia University Uprising: 3 fliers
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 44 "Continuum..." [flier, organization?]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Elections are Obscene [sexually graphic flier by the Berkeley Commune]
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 46 From the Book of the Motherfucker [Flier with Comic Strip in Medieval style]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Fuck Alienated social Science, Fuck Boredom (students of Life)
Mar 14, 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Graham, Bill; Fillmore East/West; "Free Theatre"
1968, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Hippies Launch Spring Offensive" UAWMF Flier
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 50 International Werewolf Conspiracy Flier "You must destroy the student in you"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Long Live the King, or the First Fuck of John Harvard (signed "appr. les engages)
ca. 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Morea, Ben "The Issue os Not the Issue"
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Motherfuckers (pp. 311-3) Year of the Barricades / David Caute
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Original Fliers Concerning Huey Newton's Arrest, titled "Life in Destruction"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Open Press (flier, East Side Service Organization)
ca 1967-ca 1970
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Photographs (10) and negatives: Made by Newsreel Films from the film realized on the occasion of the Lincoln Center Action
Feb 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 57 The Remnants of the Anti War Movement Gather for Yet Another March" [flier]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 58 "Survival is not Enough" [flier]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 59 "This is the Last Act of Masturbation: Let the Fucking Begin," Obscene Anarchist International
ca. 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 60 Up Against the Wall Theatre
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 61 We Propose a Cultural Exchange (Assemble to collect garbage then march to Lincoln Center)
Feb 12, 1968
Box: XOS003 Folder : 1 Up Against the Wall Motherfucker Magazine
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 62

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Series IV: Publications of groups in NY and London connected or relevant to Ben Morea and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker., 1965-1968, 1992 1965-1968

Scope and Content Note

This series contains publications of groups in NY and London connected or relevant to Ben Morea and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, including cartoonns, clippings, manifestos, pamphlets and other ephemera, including several related to New York City public school student movements, and a typescript, "Root and Branch: A Radical Sixties Odyssey," by Jonathan Leake (91 pp)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Address to New York City Public School Students (4pp comic book;New York Section, SI)
Nov 12, 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 64 "Affinity Groups" [leaflet, 4pp]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 65 Anarchos #1
Feb 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 66 Cartoon "Grain Assault"
Box: 1 Folder : 67 Collection of Oversize cartoons,...rejected by the Committee of Public Safety...L.S.E...Signed King Mob / The Black Hand Gang
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 68 Comment: The Newest School Buildings are Indistinguishable from the Newest Prison or the Newest Industrial Complexes
Sep 22, 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 69 Leake, Jonathan, Notes on cardboard
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 70 Leake, Jonathan; Root and Branch: A Radical Sixties Odyssey (ts. 91 pp)
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 71 Lewin, Roland: Erich Muehsam, 1879-1934
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 72 Lifechants/Songs of Revolution
1967?
Box: 1 Folder : 73 Mattafesto (from)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 New York Federation of Anarchists (641 East 9th Street): The Legacy of Domination (2 pp.)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Provisional Committee to Reconstitute the First International (flier)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 "Resurgence"
May 25, 1966
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Thutch 666/Jonathan Leake
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Untitled Critique (#.) re: Women's Liberation
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Watts 1965...[leaflet]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 We Are All Undesirables: A Little Treatise on Dying [flier]
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Winter Solstice Saturday December 21 [graphic flier; San Francisco]
ca 1968

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Series V: Situationist International Correspondence, Documents, History, 1967-1974

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photocopies of correspondence of the Situationist International (SI), in English and French, including letters from SI leader Guy DeBord, and one letter addressed to American anarchist Murray Bookchin; writings by members of the SI, and writings about the history of the SI.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Situationist Correspondence (New york: "Dear Murray [Bookchin];" 1 letter, unsigned)
Sep 12, 1967
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Situationist Correspondence (London, Paris; in French and English)
Nov 25, 1962-Nov 28, 1967
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Situationist Correspondence (London, Paris; in French and English)
Dec 1967
Box: 2 Folder : 12 A Field Study in the Dwindling Force of Cognition, where It is the Least Expected: A Critique of the Situationist International as Revolutionary Organization by Robert Chasse and Bruce Ellwell (46 pp.)
Feb/Mar 1970
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Gray, Christopher; The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International (apparently selected portions, including a list of members)
1974
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Situationist "Point of Clarification"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Situationist International: Photocopies of Several Sections of a [published?] Typescript [title not given] 46 pp [possibly complete but lacking title page]
undated

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Series VI: Rebel Worker (Annotated Issues), 1964-1966

Scope and Content Note

This series contains several annotated issues of the Rebel Worker, the publication of the Industrial Workers of the World, a syndicalist group with anarchist influences.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Rebel Worker: Dear Max [Blechman] letter from Franklin [Rosemont], 7/27/1993; Rebel Worker Pamphlets
1964-1966, 1993
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Rebel Worker (#1; 1A)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Rebel Worker (#3)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Rebel Worker (#4)
1965
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Rebel Worker (#5)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Rebel Worker (#6)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Rebel Worker (#7)
undated

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Series VII: Max Blechman: Other Anarchy Related Materials, 1968-2010

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, including on various aspects of anarchism, a notebook by Ben Morea describing the events and people (Aldo Tambellini in particular) covered in series I through V, materials on the anarchist/punk music scence in Great Britain, a memo regarding Murray Bookchin, a single issue of HEAD, and doodles.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box-folder: 3 Folder : 1 Blechman, Max: Correspondence
1992-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Communes: Reprints
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Doodles
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 The End of Music (Glasgsow): Includes "The Revolution of Everyday Alienation," "Rebel Music and State Morality," usic All Day Helps You Work and Play."
ca. 1968
Box: 3 Folder : 5 HEAD (Healthier Environmental Attitudes Desired)
Sep 1968
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Morea, Ben: Notebook: Black Mask / UAWMF/King Mob/ S.I.
ca. 1969-1970
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Radcliffe, Charles: Memo re Murray Bookchin, covering ca. 1966-1970
2010

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Series VIII: Oversize Materials, 1962-1969

Scope and Content Note

This series contains oversized clippings, periodicals and posters separated from series one through four, and arranged in four corresponding subseries.

A. Aldo Tambellini and Ben Morea in the pre-Black Mask Period

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 The Bridge Presents "Outfall" Poster
Sep 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Beck, Julian & Judith Malina in an open discussion: "Revolution as an Alternative." "Center" flyer featuring a photograph of a street kid in front of an Aldo Tambellini sculpture.
Ca. 1964
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Village Voice "Theater Journal" article with photos covering "OUTFALL" in which a machine created by Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini were featured.
September 30 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 3A Village Voice, "Theater Journal", re Black Zero/Tambellini
1965
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Evo interview prints, with "Black Sperm" photo portrait of Aldo Tambellini. Questions by Lil Picard addressed to Aldo Tambellini, titled: "Art Child is Black."
Ca. Nov 1967-ca, Dec 1967
Box: 4 Folder : 5 The Center [poster, 11.5 x 17] re: showing of Quantum 1 at the Noah Goldowsky Gallery featuring Charles Mingus, Louise Bourgeois, Aldo Tambellini, Benn Morea, Ron Hahne, Ad Reinhardt, et. al.
ca. 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Quantum exhibits: Photograph (oversized) of Tambellini's works
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Quantum 2: Poster (11.5" x 17") of Group Center and Group Zero's showing of at Sachs Gallery and Noah Goldowsky Gallery. Featuring Peter Agostini, Louise Bourgeois, Ilise Greenstein, Ron Hahne, Chuck Hinman, Charles Mingus, Benn Morea, Aldo Tambellini, et. al.
1965
Box: 4 Folder : 8 New York Post clipping (Wednesday June 12, 1963) with a piece on Aldo Tambellini by Sally Hammond titled "Downtown Artists Have a Coming Out."
1963
Box: 4 Folder : 9 The Screw: A Newsletter of Social Consciousness (Issues 1-5; photocopies). The first issue (March/April 1962) announces: "The artist is dying a controlled death."
1962

B. Black Mask

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Black Mask [tabloid paper], issues 2 and 9 [photocopies]
1966, 1968

C. Up Against the Wall Motherfucker

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Up Against the Wall Motherfucker oversize poster (around 16" x 24") of fiery skeleton with the International Werewolf Conspiracy logo. (A Rat centerfold.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 ACID (Action Committee for Immediate Defense) Up Against the Wall Motherfucker poster/comic titled "Agent of Acid: Lower East Side Defense."
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Page in a complete issue of The Rat (January 24-30, 1969, p. 5): on Ben Morea's acquittal after a four-day trial in Boston on two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
1969
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Journal of The Resistance (October 1968): Page in a complete issue of with an article by Ben Morea, "The Issue Is Not the Issue" which defines "the revolutionary project as the total destruction of dominant bourgeois reality." The article is published following an editorial note drafted by the "Ben Morea Defense Fund" calling for funds.
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 15 "Armed Love" Up Against the Wall Motherfucker poster: "TO LIVE ONE MUST LOVE, TO LOVE ONE MUST SURVIVE, TO SURVIVE ONE MUST FIGHT!"
undated

D. Publications of groups in NY and London connected or relevant to Ben Morea and the Up Against the Wall Motherfucker "affinity groups,"

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Action (Paris: Realise au Service des Comittes D'Action)
Oct 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Broadside "High School Strike" "Rally Sunday October 27, Washington Square Park"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Untitled Issue [incomplete] of Newspaper: Lead Article "1...2...3...Many Bostons"
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Evo article by Alex Gross on "Artists Attack Moma."
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Up Against the Wall Motherfucker comic in The East Village Other
December 27, 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 21 SDS New Left Notes (January 22, 1969, p. 2): Article on Ben Morea's acquittal
1969
Box: 4 Folder : 22 "King Mob: Two Letters On Student Power" [four page broadside] published in London as a supplement to King Mob Echo
Nov 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Sansculottes issues 25 & 29, published by the Free Youth Press (a high-school group influenced by the Motherfuckers and the SI).
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Sundance (First issue); by the White Panther Information Service. Headline: "YOUTH WILL MAKE THE REVOLUTION AND YOUTH WILL KEEP IT!" Oversize full-color 32-page paper, edited by David Sinclair. Sinclair's opening poem ends with: "in my dreams I hear the triumph of my forest speech in another time, and it says, with a vengeance, Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers!"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Logos, Oversize full color paper with centerfold on "Revolutionary Ecology." Text by Murray Bookchin.
undated

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