Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival

Jim McWilliams

N.p. N.p., 1973. Original poster for the Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival held on December 9, 1973 at Grand Central Station in New York. Poster by artist, designer, and musician Jim McWilliams, who would design 12 of the 15 festival posters, making his work synonymous with the Festival.

Founded by cellist and performance artist Charlotte Moorman, the Annual Avant Garde Festival ran from 1963 to 1980 (missing only 1970, 1976, and 1979), and accepted performances and artwork from both famous and unknown and amateur artists. The venue was a much a part of the experimental nature of the festival as the pieces, with the 1973 festival being staged on train cars at Grand Central Station. Participants in this iteration of the festival included Yoko Ono, John Cage, Stan Brakhage, Nam June Paik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Shirley Clarke, Christo, Robert Breer, and Max Neuhaus, among roughly 300 others.

34 x 22 inches. Near Fine with some light edgewear.

[Book #143008]