7.2 x 15.4cm, printed commercial cheque from the “Breitmore Account” with the Bank of America in San Francisco. The cheque is blank but is made out to Parul Robertson and signed Roberta Breitmore in black ink. It is dated 6/17/1974 but this date is spurious as the cheque was actually signed and completed by Lynn Hershmann in 2003 as a thank you to Robertson for helping her appraise her archive. Roberta Breitmore was hermann’s alter ego and was a famous feminist art performance where Hershmann took on the persona of another fictitious woman and lived a wholly separate life including visiting a psychologist and claiming she was troubled thinking she was not real and was really a different woman called Lynne Hershmann. A landmark action. Such cheques are uber rare and this is a significant holding of feminist and performance art.
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