Timothy Leary Signed Profile Recently Acquired

April 05, 2014

Signed Timothy Leary Profile Blotter Art

I recently acquired a Timothy Leary Profile blotter art print hand-signed by Leary for the "Timothy Leary In Wonderland" show.

The image contains Leary's S.M.I².L.E. equation.

Dr. Timothy Leary once postulated that the Goal of Evolution is: Fusion at higher and higher levels of intensity, acceleration, and aesthetic complexitySpace Migration, Intelligence Increase, Life Extension and that the Tactics of Evolution are Space Migration, Intelligence Increase and Life Extension. (S.M.I².L.E.)

The design has Tim portrayed with musical notes dancing in his head and death on his shoulder. (Leary was dying at the time the signing of this print took place.)

The Leary In Wonderland show and subsequent signing was organized with the participation of Mark McCloud's Institute of Illegal Images and took place at Art Rock in San Francisco. A portion of all funds raised went towards Timothy Leary's health care expenses.

As fate would have it, the Leary show took place on August 10, 1995, one day after Jerry Garcia's death, and was packed to capacity with mourning Deadheads and tripsters. 

Here's a poster of the event:

Shine On! -- Shady


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