The Trap Door

New York: N.p., 1980. Original two-color silkscreen poster for "The Trap Door" (1980), by Beth B and Scott B, starring Jack Smith and John Ahearn, featuring numerous New York artists, including Jenny Holzer, Gary Indiana, Richard Prince, and William Rice. Printed on the verso, upside down, is a proof image of the poster with a variant design and color scheme.

"The Trap Door" (1980) is the final Super 8 feature by the husband and wife directorial team Beth and Scott B, before upgrading to 16mm with their next and final feature, "Vortex" (1983). Prominent members of New York's No Wave film scene and, along with Amos Poe and Eric Mitchell, progenitors of the Cinema of Transgression, Beth and Scott B were a pivotal and galvanizing force in that era’s explosion of punk-political filmmaking. "The Trap Door," specifically, captured this creative and collaborative era of New York underground art.

11" x 17" inches. Verso with corners briefly bruised from tape removal, else Near Fine.


[Book #131281]

Price: $500.00