Marina Abramović, ‘Sun and the Moon (Signed)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marina Abramović, ‘Sun and the Moon (Signed)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marina Abramović, ‘Sun and the Moon (Signed)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery

Extremely rare and historic hand signed vintage offset lithograph poster published on the occasion of Marina Abramovic's "Sun and Moon" performance in the late 1980s at the University Art Gallery in San Diego, California by Marina Abramović and Ulay. The performance artwork took place earlier in their careers. This exhibition poster depicts Marina Abramović mysteriously cloaked in a white hooded garment during a live performance. The original photograph was taken with a large scale polaroid camera and captures Marina Abramović performance in a moment in time. Once again -- a rare and historic poster that is highly collectible when hand signed. We have not seen another of these on the market ever. A must have for true Marina fans and collectors. In good vintage condition; unframed. Since the performance itself was ephemeral - all that remains from this important piece of art history is this signed poster. Good luck finding any other anywhere else in the world.

Signature: Signed in ink pen on the recto (front).

Publisher: University Art Gallery, San Diego, California

About Marina Abramović

Working in a wide range of media, Marina Abramović is best known for her provocative performance works, employing her own body as both subject and medium. In an early performance entitled Rhythm 10, Abramović repeatedly stabbed the spaces between her fingers with a series of knives, effectively testing the relationship between the mental and physical, and reinterpreting the concept of rhythm. Between 1976 and 1988, Abramović collaborated with German photographer and performance artist Ulay to create performance works that explore such binaries as male and female, active and passive, through the execution of repetitive, exhausting, and often painful actions. Abramović has continued to work independently since then, staging performative works that increasingly demand viewer involvement, such as her MoMA retrospective, “The Artist Is Present,” in which museum visitors could sit down across from Abramović at a table and engage in a silent exchange with the artist.

Serbian, b. 1946, Belgrade, Serbia, based in New York, NY, United States

About Marina Abramovic & Ulay