Locked Up Ideas. The Committee for the Real Estate Show.

Locked Up Ideas

New York: The Committee for the Real Estate Show, 1980. 4to, three sheets printed on rectos only from a hand-corrected typescript. Illustrated with a drawing by Rebecca Howland and a photo of 123 Delancey.

A manifesto for the reopening of the Real Estate Show and announcement of an upcoming press release on January 8, 1980. The release is illustrated with a drawing of an octopus clutching buildings and cash, perhaps an illustration of the HPD. Of special note is an announcement that the Real Estate show would exhibit documents related to related environmental and legal problems in the city, including arson, the failure of the Red Hook waste treatment plant, and a proposal for a circumvention of Con Edision by forming an electricity coop. The final page reproduces a flyer entitled "An Urban Development Insurrection" and which explains the reasons of the Real Estate show and dedicates it to Elizabeth Mangum, the African American woman who was killed in Flatbush during an eviction the previous year.

A hasty but cogent presentation of the aims of the show at the very dawn of the decade.

Heavily toned at recto of first leaf and verso of last, where there is also some evidence of dampstaining.

Rare. The only example we've seen. Item #24413

Price: $100.00