New York: Eye Productions, 1980. Tabloid, newsprint printed in black-and-white and color.
"It had an influence on the Soho News, Village Voice and other papers to come. It brought a lot of different people together and motivated and inspired them enormously" (art director Christof Kohlhofer). March 1980 issue of the legendary downtown arts and culture monthly mag, the "Girls" issue, with interviews and features on Cherry Vanilla, Vivienne Dick, Bush Tetras, Judy Nylon, Beth B., and more. Established in 1979 during the alternative publishing heyday, the East Village Eye touted itself as "a newspaper for new culture" and covered all aspects of the downtown scene including art, music, books, politics, fashion, street culture, and more. Founded by Fordham dropout Leonard Abrams when he was only 24 years-old, the Eye put out a total of 72 issues from 1979 to 1987. Over its run, it published work by an array of downtown luminaries such as Richard Hell, Cookie Mueller, Glenn O’Brien, Robert Mapplethorpe, and David Wojnarowicz, as well as exclusive interviews with writers and creatives, book, film, record and gallery reviews, and more. Each issue included a color centerfold of work by artists commissioned by the magazine’s art director Cristof Kohlhofer, a student of Joseph Beuys. This issue also features an interview with Glenn O'Brien about his cable show "TV Party," an installment of Richard Hell's "Slum Journal," a centerfold cartoon by Judy Stein, and more. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white and color with photos, art, and contemporary ads for long-vanished clubs, restaurants, bars and boutiques. Some chipping to spine, some toning and rubbing to wraps. Very good. Item #7887