Handbill issued by the Yippies announcing an action at Macy's department store in NYC, 1968.
NY: Privately published by the Yippies, 1968.
4to. Illustrated with a photograph of a pre-Columbian sculpture of a laughing figure. Signed by Paul Krassner. The handbill states: "MACY'S GIANT NEW-NATION CELEBRATION to help free us from the property fetish, macy's will become a liberated zone SATURDAY, June 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. --wear middle-class costumes and infiltrate--ask straight shoppers not to enter--PROPERTY IS THEFT--give away your clothing inside and demand replacements for leaving--spontaneous sculpture in the aisles--anti-property demonstration surrounding the store--donate second-hand objects to macy's--start free stores at the entrances--NEW-NATION CELEBRATION SHEEP MEADOW 4 P.M. caution: cops love property & probably will be fierce--youth international party." The event was inspired by the looting that took place after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and was originally conceived as a "Loot-In," though calmer minds prevailed and the looting concept was dropped. In fact, upon the advice of a lawyer who explained the full repercussions of the event the action was cancelled altogether. Some handling impressions, minute tear to bottom edge, near fine.