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Anthony Eikenbary illustration: "Support Gay Power. Bring Out A Cop"

 Collection — Box: BW-16, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0879

Content Description

Derived from dealer description: Original artwork created by Anthony Eikenbary in approximately 1970 for Gay Power, considered New York's first gay newspaper. The piece features a black and white illustration of a police officer wearing a scarf and an unbuttoned shirt, captioned "Support Gay Power. Bring Out A Cop." The Gay Power logo is in the lower left corner; however, it is unclear whether the artwork was done as part of a campaign or for a newspaper cover. "Nefarious Ark Studio" is written in the upper right corner. The back of the piece features the artist's signature, "Tony Eikenbary."


  • Creation: approximately 1970


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

There is currently no biographical or historical information available on Anthony Eikenbary.

Biographical / Historical

Gay Power was a biweekly newspaper which began in 1969 in New York City. It was the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement. The paper was edited by John Heys and covered the culture and politics of the New York gay scene, featuring illustrations and regular columns by gay activist groups.

Source: Kohler, Will. “Gay History – September 15, 1969: ‘Gay Power’ New York City's First ‘Homosexual’ Newspaper Published.” Back2Stonewall, September 15, 2019.


.167 Cubic Feet (1 over-sized folder)

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Original artwork created by Anthony Eikenbary in approximately 1970 for Gay Power, considered New York's first gay newspaper.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Lorne Bair in April 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in February 2020.

Guide to Anthony Eikenbary original artwork: "Support Gay Power. Bring Out A Cop"
Kristen Diehl
2020 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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