Robert Reed (American, 1938-2014) duo of items including: a Robert Reed Paper Constructions and Drawings Dupont Gallery poster; signed and inscribed to bottom right "For Jessie & Ed, All Best Wishes, Robert"; measures approximately 24-1/2" x 13-11/16" unframed; in Fair overall condition with some foxing throughout. Also includes a Robert Reed "Black, White, Read All Over" XL Second Street Gallery t-shirt; with Coca-Cola trademark to bottom right and titled to lower left; signed "R. Reed", numbered "132/200", dated "1988", and inscribed "For Jessie and Ed" to left side; Second Street Gallery tag to back; measures approximately 30" long and 23" wide under arms; in Good overall condition with very minimal wear (a few very small spots to left sleeve).
Robert Reed was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 9, 1938, the son of the late Robert J. and Elsie Armstead Reed Sr. He received a B.S. from Morgan State College in 1958, and a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art in 1960 and 1962, respectively. In the summer of 1960, he attended the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, a program he later directed from 1970 to 1974. He was appointed to the faculty of Yale University School of Art in 1969. Reed's own art works-boldly articulated and richly hued geometric abstractions-were widely exhibited and collected. Among the places they appeared in group shows were the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Reed had solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Bayly Museum in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Washburn Gallery in New York; and the McIntosh Gallery in Atlanta. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Bayly Museum. Reed died on December 26th, 2014 after a battle with cancer.