is a photo from 1968 of the Peace Eye Bookstore, located at 147
Avenue A in the Lower East Side of NYC. The sign was created by
noted artist Spain Rodriguez (who also painted the Free Store Sign
around the corner on 10th Street.). Peace Eye was a well known cultural
center for its era, for instance sponsoring the first exhibition
of important comic artists such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Spain
Rodriguez, Kim Deitch, and others. Peace Eye also served as a community
print center, and was a stopping off point for the underground railroad
helping people flee the war. America's first LeMar demonstrations
were organized out of Peace Eye.
are selling books, tractata, pamphlets, posters and ephemera from
our collection. We will be adding a new list in the future.
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