Suck Manifesto Poster + Original Typescript
. Signed by Author
35cm x 28cm poster, with 30cm x 21cm single page typescript. Both printed recto only.
Poster print manifesto by Heathcote Williams (1941-2017) for the sexpaper Suck co-founded by Heathcote Williams, William Levy, Jim Hayes, and Germaine Greer. The poster is printed in red and white with manuscript alterations, signed and dated by Williams, 1970. Together with Williams’ original typescript of the manifesto, dated London 1969, with typescript and manuscript alterations. Suck is touted as the first European sex newspaper and was launched in London in 1969 before moving to Amsterdam to avoid England’s anti-obscenity laws. The manifesto never appeared in Suck, but was published with a different graphic in Wet Dreams: Films & Adventures (Amsterdam: Joy Publications, May 1973) and in its original form in Williams’ collection of tracts and manifestos Manifestoes/Manifesten (Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, 1974).
The poster with an old central horizontal fold, minor general wear and very minor foxing and soiling. The typescript with old central horizontal and vertical folds. Very Good Condition.
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