Black Mask (anarchists)
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Black Mask was a radical anarchist art collective operating in New York City in the 1960s. They gained notoriety for their self-titled broadsheet as well as their public actions and demonstrations. The Black Mask was together from 1967 to late 1968 before reforming as Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers. They were loosely associated with the Situationist International, King Mob, and the Diggers. Their chief goal was the integration of art into the political program of anarchist revolution.
Black Mask disrupted cultural events in New York by giving made up flyers of art events to the homeless with the lure of free drinks.
- Stewart Home. "The Assault on Culture: Utopian currents from Lettrisme to Class War". Introduction to the Lithuanian edition. (Ist edition Aporia Press and Unpopular Books, London 1988.) ISBN 0-948518-88-X. "In the sixties Black Mask disrupted reified cultural events in New York by making up flyers giving the dates, times and location of art events and giving these out to the homeless with the lure of the free drink that was on offer to the bourgeoisie rather than the lumpen proletariat; I reused the ruse just as effectively in London in the 1990s to disrupt literary events."
- Hahne, Ron; Morea, Ben (2011). Black Mask & Up Against the Wall Motherfucker: The Incomplete Works of Ron Hahne, Ben Morea, and the Black Mask Group. PM Press. ISBN 978-1-60486-021-4.
- Hahne, Ron; Morea, Ben (1992). Black Mask and Up against the wall motherfucker. Stirling: AK Press. ISBN 1-873176-70-8.
- Neumann, Osha (2007). Up Against the Wall Motherf**ker: With Notes on Reason, Obsession, & The Dream of Revolution. Seven Stories Press.
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