Freedom is Not a Gift from Captain Fink. BLACK MASK.
Freedom is Not a Gift from Captain Fink.

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Freedom is Not a Gift from Captain Fink.

NY: Black Mask, nd. (1967). Flyer. B/w, 28x21.5cm. Illustrated with a painting by Aldo Tambellini with the word 'NOW' emblazoned across it. A text to the verso (its title referring to the local East Village precinct officer, Captain Joseph Fink) begins: "The hippies have become victims of their own ideology." The critique attacks the hippies for becoming "tools of those against whom they have supposedly rebelled" and tells them: "Baby, you haven't dropped out - you've been forced out because this goddamn system is rotten". It concludes with a telling comparison: "The American Indian was forced onto reservations (concentration camps) he did not retire there to smoke and groove. Life cannot be limited to a 'reserve' specified by those who seek to control us. We must decide where and when we will live, play or die, otherwise our freedom is a lie."


Old central horizontal fold; faint handling creases, with some tiny edge-nicks and one small chip to lower left corner. Overall, a Very Good copy of this scarce and visually striking Black Mask street handout.

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