Item #9001 Paper. Kim Hastreiter, David Hershkovits, Richard Pandiscio, Debbie Harry, founding, art director, cover.
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Paper. October 1989

New York: Paper Publishing Co., 1989. Large quarto, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated newsprint wraps.

October 1989 issue of irreverent downtown fashion, nightlife, and culture magazine Paper, featuring Blondie's Debbie Harry on the cover. Founders Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits were editors and journalists at the alternative SoHo Weekly News, and started Paper out of Hastreiter's Tribeca loft after SWN folded. The magazine, which provided intel on the latest clubs, music, art, fashion, film, and more during a feverishly fertile period in the downtown scene, was a laboratory for creative collaboration, regularly featuring work by a diverse group of artists, designers, and writers, including Robert Mapplethorpe, Agnes B., Keith Haring, Bill T. Jones, Willi Smith, Patricia Field, and many more. Hastreiter and Hershkovits remained at the mag through the "Break the Internet" era, selling it in 2017. Print production ceased with the onset of Covid-19, with all editorial operations shutting down in April 2023. This issue features the cover profile on Harry photographed by Michael Lavine, an interview with Joey Arias, gossip from George Wayne, fall menswear, and more. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos and reproductions, and scads of ads for downtown boutiques, bars, restaurants, galleries and more. Numerous loose Debbie Harry-related clippings from 80s & 90s magazines laid in. Light soiling and creasing to wraps. Near fine. Item #9001

$200.00