Centennial Certificate MMAArtist(s)Robert RauschenbergArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1969Medium & Supportcolor lithograph on Angoumois à la main paperDimensions
36 in x 25 in (91.44 cm x 63.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. and Mrs. William RattnerLabel 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 ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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