“Man With Broken Bottle,” Offset On Newsprint, 1979
Walter “Mike” Robinson, “Man with Broken Bottle” (back cover of the East Village Eye), 1979; color offset print on newsprint, 11 ½ x 17 ½ in.
In the 1970s the artist and art writer Walter Robinson was known as Mike Robinson. This image inspired by illustrations found on the covers of pulp paperbacks is typical of the paintings he was making at this time. It is a particularly effective example of the color artist pages sometimes found in early issues of the East Village Eye.