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.

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" was the duo's final film executed in Super 8, before moving to 16mm for their next (and final) feature, "Vortex" (1983).

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


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