Robert Rauschenberg World Premiere Opening Exhibition Card - Hand Signed -- 1982 w/Letter of Provenance
A terrific piece of art historical ephemera. It is a hand signed card announcing the World Premiere Opening of Rauschenberg's 1st Footage of the 1/4 Mile - or 2 Furlong Pie at Edison Community College in Florida.
Measures: 6.25 inches by 8.25 inches
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The exhibition was held February 6-26, 1982 and featured the¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, which was first installed and exhibited at the Gallery of Fine Art, Edison Community College. One hundred ninety feet of the piece covered every inch of the walls. It is a work in progress and at one point reached 790 feet long.
This hand signed card came from the private collection of Dr. David Luisi, who acquired it directly from Rauschenberg. It is accompanied by a xerox copy of the letter Dr. Luisi wrote (see attached) explaining his lifelong passion for art and how he persuaded artists like Rauschenberg to sign the card for him. It has remained in Dr. Luisi's collection since he acquired it in 1982.