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Item # 703302

November 19, 1970

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Nov. 19, 1970

* People's Flag Show exhibition w/ photos
* Judson Memorial Church - Judson Three
* Faith Ringgold - Abbie Hoffman - Kate Millett


The front page has a heading: "Bars & stripes forever" with lead-in: "The flag as art" and 3 related photos. (see images) Coverage continues inside.
wikipedia notes: : The People's Flag Show was a November 1970 exhibition at Judson Memorial Church in New York City by Faith Ringgold, Jean Toche and Jon Hendricks, known as the Judson Three. The exhibition was raided by the police and the artists arrested on a charge of flag desecration. They were convicted and fined $100 each, but this was later overturned with support from the New York Civil Liberties Union.
The organizers of the exhibition wanted to test the boundaries of “repressive laws governing so-called flag desecration.” This intent was posted on a flyer calling for artist participation for the week-long event. While the exhibition was not explicitly an antiwar event, it grew out of the antiwar movement, with many of the works included in the exhibition referencing and in some cases expressing disapproval of the Vietnam War.

I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history.
Complete in 88 pages, tabloid-size, folded at the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive and has never been in circulation. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century