EAT and the 1964 World’s Fair

On Friday, May 10, Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky presented a lecture in the Farnsworth auditorium which focused on not only the details of the 1964 World’s Fair, in Flushing, Queens, but in particular the NY State Pavilion and Robert Indiana’s commission to create a work of art for the building which led to the EAT sculpture.

A nearly full house enjoyed hearing of the artist’s touching personal story which led to Indiana’s life-long exploration of the word EAT through his artwork. The lecture included details from Indiana’s journals, made available by the attorney for Indiana’s estate, James W. Brannan.

A full video of the presentation is viewable below.

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