Handbill issued by the Yippies announcing an action at Macy's department store in NYC, 1968. Abbie HOFFMAN, Paul KRASSNER.

Handbill issued by the Yippies announcing an action at Macy's department store in NYC, 1968.

NY: Privately published by the Yippies, 1968.

Item #SKB-16191

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.

Price: $250.00

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