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The "EAT" sign can be seen behind the tree and lightpole in this photo...

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Courtesy of the Mike Kraus Collection

You can also see it in this aerial photo from Bill Young's nywf64.com site...

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Best Regards,

Kevin

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Bill here's the finished document on the Post Fair locations of the Pop Art. Enjoy!

Pop Decorating the Outside of Theaterama

Thirteen Most Wanted Men - Andy Warhol - Shortly after the fair began this piece was painted over with silver paint and after the fair was scrapped.

Worlds Fair Mural – Roy Lichtenstein – In late 1965 or early 1966 this piece was donated to the University of Minnesota’s Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum.

Untitled – John Chamberlain – This piece which was on loan from the Leo Costelli Gallery of New York City was after the fair lost and never returned to its rightful owner.

EAT – Robert Indiana – The post fair location of this piece is not known.

Later Addition: (Two years after this was written, EAT went on exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Maine; it had been in the artist's possession since the fair)

Two Curves – Ellsworth Kelly – In 1967 this piece was donated to Harvard University from the artist through Philip Johnson.

Prometheus – Alexander Lieberman – This piece was donated to the University of Minnesota’s Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum from the artist in November of 1965.

The Cliffhangers – Robert Mallary – A “friend” of Mallary’s reported that in 1967 he visited his house in Conway, Mass and saw this piece in a barn. Otherwise nothing is known about this piece’s post fair whereabouts.

Skyway – Robert Rauschenberg – This piece was donated to the Dallas museum of Art from the artist in 1986.

Worlds Fair Mural – James Rosenquist – This piece was donated to the University of Minnesota’s Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum from the artist in 1968.

A Windy Summer Day – Peter Agostini – This Piece was donated to the University of Minnesota’s Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum from the artist in November of 1965.

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Fascinating. Weisman Museum is home to some true legacies.

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A very extensive and beautifully crafted PhD dissertation was written a few years back by an art history student at UPenn named Kristin Utter Fedders. It was called "Pop Art at the 1964/65 World's Fair". She goes into great detail about each piece of art and also the Pavilion as the first major public venue of Pop. The thing is a couple hundred pages long, but you can order a copy online. I would start by googling her name and the dissertation title.

Hope this helps!

Susan

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I found that and read it back in October when this topic was very active. I remember a Univ. of Penn paper.

A lot of good information about each piece, but I don't think it included any pictures (if I remember right)- we were confused at the time as to which World's Fair picture matched each title. And it didn't have anything regarding the current whereabouts of any of the artworks.

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The mural just to the right of Robert Indiana's EAT was by Robert Rauschenberg, and was titled Skyway.

Now in the Dallas (Texas) Museum of Modern Art.

Here is a photo of it

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Here is Rauschenberg working on it:

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Yesterday's New York Times reported that Robert Rauschenberg passed away on Monday at his home in Florida, at the age of 82.

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