N.p. N.p., 2004. Vintage double weight photograph of Amos Vogel, taken by Gerard Malanga and gifted by Malanga to Vogel in 2004. Malanga's trademark name blindstamp is at the bottom right corner of the image, and he has inscribed the verso: "Amos Vogel, founder of Cinema 16 / October 22, 2004 / Gerard Malanga." Below is Malanga's stamped copyright.
Included is an autograph letter signed by Malanga to Vogel, dated March 3, 2005, where Malanga says that he is enclosing three prints, two for Vogel's children, and that the prints were made before Christmas 2004.
From the estate of Amos Vogel.
Gerard Malanga is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator, and archivist. He is noted for his creative presence in Andy Warhol's earliest work, including the development of Warhol's "Screen Tests," his performances in early Warhol films, his choreography for early performances by the Velvet Underground, and his work as a founding editor of "Interview" magazine. He also made an important series of avant garde films in the late 1960s, and beginning in 1970 he reinvented himself with great success as a photographer, shooting now-legendary portraits of some of the most important artists and creative thinkers of his era.
Amos Vogel (1921-2012) was one of the most influential cineastes in New York City. He is best known for his bestselling book "Film as a Subversive Art" (1974) and as the founder of the New York City avantgarde cine-club Cinema 16 (1947–1963), where he was the first programmer to present films by Roman Polanski, John Cassavetes, Nagisa Oshima, Jacques Rivette and Alain Resnais as well as early and important screenings by American avant-gardists of the time like Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, James Broughton, Kenneth Anger, Sidney Peterson, Bruce Conner, Carmen D'Avino and many others. In 1963, together with Richard Roud, he founded the New York Film Festival, and served as its program director until 1968. In 1973, Vogel started the Annenberg Cinematheque at the University of Pennsylvania and was eventually given a Chair for film studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, where he taught and lectured for two decades.
11 x 14 inches. Near Fine.