The New York Review of Sex, Vol. 1 No. 6, June 1, 1969
New York City: New York Feed Co. Offset on newsprint. Fo. (17 ⅛ x 11 ½ in.). Very good condition, minor edgewear. Item #5210
NYRS&P (short for The New York Review of Sex and Politics) was a spin-off publication from the New York Free Press in the late 1960s. Most of the contributors were involved with the pornographic underground publication Screw Magazine before disputes with publisher Al Goldstein led them to break away and start their own paper. NYRS&P was a response to Screw’s bawdiness and sought to make a high-brow sex paper. During NYRS&P’s run, they featured contributions from artists and writers such as Dan Graham, Charles Bukowski, Brigid Polk, Ed Sanders, Pablo Picasso, John Chamberlain, and Tom Wesselmann among others. Brad Holland contributed much of the cover artwork. After legal battles with the New York State Supreme Court, disagreements with distributors who wanted more sex and less politics, and a lot of money lost, NYRS&P folded. Their final issue was titled New York Review of Sex, Politics, & Aerospace, as a final retaliation to pornography distributors.