New York: Eye Productions, 1980. Tabloid, newsprint printed in black-and-white and color.
"New York will always be a refuge for the unwanted." "Foreigners Invade New York" issue of the legendary downtown arts and culture monthly mag. 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 Thanksgiving issue focuses on the contributions of non-US citizens to the New York underground, with interviews and features on Rudolf, Kidlat Tahimik, Jayne Raynal, Edit deAk, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and others; also features a centerfold for Christy Rupp's "Animals Living In Cities" show at ABC No Rio, 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 and edgewear to newsprint. Very good. Item #7890