December 24 1977, Baikonur Cosmodrome

Arrived at baikonur – the famous space “cosmodrome” in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan as official guest artist. the whole city is preparing the launch of the new soyuz r-36m called ‘santa’s sleigh’. a big work of art indeed.

the postcard here is issued as a celebration of the event from Vilnius to Vladivostok. I am preparing a poster here – my first work of socialist realism – and a rocket launch back home. you will here more, believe me!

yours Stan Ejsing

(from the archives of artist Stan Ejsing (DK/US))