Conceived by Andy Warhol and young filmmaker Paul Morrissey while Warhol was recovering from gunshot wounds, Flesh was the first of Warhol's experimental and avant-garde films to become a commercial success. Directed by Morrissey and starring Joe Dallesandro as a hustler working on the streets of New York City to support his heroin addiction, the film featured various Warhol Superstars including the debut of trans icon Candy Darling. The first of Warhol's Paul Morrissey Trilogy, Flesh, along with Trash and Heat, have gained a cult following, offering a glimpse into the ideology of the late sixties. Featuring a sensual black and white portrait of a nude Dallesandro with his real life one-year-old son by American photographer Francesco Scavullo, this atmospheric French Moyenne poster highlights a deliberate attempt by Morrissey to use the young actor's good looks, along with Warhol's celebrity, to entice viewers.
Unfolded, not backed. Nicks and creases to edges and minor bumps to corners. Image and colours excellent.