Original Invitation Card & Envelope
Invite: 5" x 7" (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Envelope: 5.5" x 7.5" (13.97 x 19.05 cm)
Frame: 13" x 17" (33.02 x 43.18 cm)
From the personal effects of Richard Bernstein
Studio 54 envelope addressed to the artist himself. The event celebrating Contessina Francesca Braschi thrown by publishing heiress Anne Randolph Hearst and professional party giver George-Paul Rosell is an extraordinary example of Studio's appeal to the upper echelon of society as well as it's embrace of the downtown artist community. The envelope shows Richard's address at the Chelsea Hotel where he had converted the former ballroom into a studio where he created most of his iconic work.