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Centennial Certificate MMA

Accession Number
1970/2.2

Title
Centennial Certificate MMA

Artist(s)
Robert Rauschenberg

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1969

Medium & Support
color lithograph on Angoumois à la main paper

Dimensions
36 in x 25 in (91.44 cm x 63.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William Rattner

Label copy
The work was published by U.L.A.E and was printed from two stones and two aluminum plates in red, yellow, blue and brown.
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1969-70; Rauschenberg was commissioned to do a lithograph fro the museum in commemoration of that event. He took characteristic examples from the different collections of the museum. The original certificate of the museum done in 1870 stated the aims of the museum and was written on graph paper, and aspect repeated in this print (the graph paper stone had been used in "Visitation I"). The certificate, with text written by Rauschenberg, was signed by variouis officials of the museum: Mr. Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., President; dMr. Roswell Gilpatric, Vice-President; Mr. Thomas Hoving, Director; Mr. John J. McKendry, Curator of Prints; Mr. Henry Geldzahler, Curator of Contemporary Arts; and Mr. George Trescher, Secretary of the 100 Years Committee. Working proofs and progressive impressions exist. An edition of an offset lithograph reproduction of this print is in progress."
from: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, "Robert Rauschenberg: Prints 1948/1970," August 6 - September 27, 1970, cat. no. 71.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Text-based Art
modern and contemporary art
nudes
posters
reclining
relief
statue

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