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Bauer, Jerry (photographs, essays); Andy Warhol's Factory, The
Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of eight original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)
1967. Archive of eight vintage borderless photographs, three typescript essays, and a carbon typescript of the first essay and first page of the second, by photographer Jerry Bauer, circa 1967, with the photographs corresponding to the topics of the essays. Bauer was an American photographer best known for his photographic portraits of writers, with his portraits of Samuel Beckett being held in particularly high regard. Much of his work resides in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. The first essay, "The American Underground: Mind Expansion, A Messiah, 'Love'," is an examination of Timothy Leary and the "League for Spiritual Discovery" (LSD), a communal organization carrying out studies in the religious use of psychedelic drugs, as well as the effects of LSD. Two photographs are of the New York Millbrook estate, mentioned in the essay, one of the centers for the group, one photograph of the estate itself, and the other of two participants on the porch. Another photograph shows three young people lounging on a bed, a young man with beads in his hand, matching the description in the essay of a subject's focus on "a set of beads," and a description of the living quarters being ". . . simple: mattresses on the floor." The second essay, "American Underground : Mind Expansion, The Poets, 'Love' (2)," is broken into three sections. The first is about the musical group The Fugs, who Bauer describes as "the Beatles of the American underground." Two of the photographs, in and around Washington Square Park feature members of The Fugs, one of a gleaming Ed Sander … [Click Below for Full Description]
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