Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Hambleton, Alan Vega, East Village Eye, 1983/04


Leonard Abrams (publisher), East Village Eye, Vol. 5 No. 31.  Cover photograph by Eric Kroll; Centerfold edited by Alan Rish. Offset on news print 15 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.



Artist Portraits East Village & Lower East Side East Village Eye Periodicals Richard Hambleton Robert Mapplethorpe


East Village Eye, 1979–1987

Leonard Abrams was just 24 years old when he started the East Village Eye in early 1979.  Filling a void left after the closing of the East Village Other seven years before, and riding the wave of a newly revived East Village kick-started by CBGB and the rise of Punk,…