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Farewell to Faust
  • George Reavey, artist
    1907–1976
    born: Vitebsk, Russia
    The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., publisher
  • Farewell to Faust, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 2
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Object Length/Width: a 950 x 170 mm gray sheet
    Object Height/Width: a 37 3/8 x 6 11/16 in gray sheet
    Object Length/Width: b 368 x 138.5 mm tissue insert
    Object Height/Width: b 14 1/2 x 5 7/16 in tissue insert
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Shearburn
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0125.06.a,b
Description

Long gray folded sheet (a) printed with “Farewell to Faust” To Kitt Marlowe; the text of the title is a reddish-orange and the text shifts to blue as it moves down the sheet in ombre fashion.

Tissue printed with a poem by Marlowe’s ghost (b), as communicated to Reavey’s wife as she was gardening: text is hand-written in blue.