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Rob dances the glitter bug


When Rob met Martha

Yesterday, the artist Rob Pruitt fulfilled a decades long dream—he got Martha Stewart’s autograph. The lifestyle guru was one of the first to arrive at the Pavilion of Art and Design yesterday morning, and Pruitt happened to be sitting in the booth of the Luxembourg & Dayan gallery, where his glitter-encrusted panda paintings are on display. Stewart, he said with pride, “complimented me on my glitter technique. She said it was amazing and she has a line of glitter.” He has collected autographs for more than 30 years; he has more than 400, and just published a book of them. Two hundred of his autographs, known as “The Signature Series”, go on display this week at Luxembourg & Dayan’s space in London. He was showing off the Stewart signature-bearing canvas to PAD-goers yesterday, including to the Greek collector Dakis Joannou. “I’ve been waiting 20 years to get the signatures of Jasper Johns and Stewart,” he said. “I got Jasper’s recently, too. So now I need a new goal.”

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