[St. Mark’s in the Bowery Poetry Project Art Auction 2]

Footage of an auction of artworks by some of the most renowned and influential artists of the early 1970s. Featuring a performance by Allen Ginsberg and readings by Kenward Elmslie and Jerry Rubin.

00:01Copy video clip URL A performance of Kenward Elmslie’s poem “Girl Machine.”

05:39Copy video clip URL Allen Ginsberg displays materials of his that will be put up for auction. 

06:55Copy video clip URL The emcee auctions off unidentified works.

9:05Copy video clip URL Allen Ginsberg performs a song/composition.

10:37Copy video clip URL The emcee auctions off the manuscript that Ginsberg just performed.

12:38  The very end of a reading by Jerry Rubin.

13:27Copy video clip URL Auctions of unidentified works and a painting by Christo, sculptures by Carl Andre and Alan Shields.

17:27Copy video clip URL A reading by Jerry Rubin. He then introduces a manuscript of writing by Abbie Hoffman, which is then auctioned off.

26:52Copy video clip URL A performance in which a man eats onstage while listening to a record of dogs barking “Jingle Bells.”

28:20Copy video clip URL For the final auction of the night, the emcee tries to get $50 for the videotape but finds no takers. “Okay, everybody can go home.”



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