Curatorial Document

Felissimo brochure for Environment (Tribute 21), 1994

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

  • Felissimo brochure for <em>Environment (Tribute 21)</em>, 1994

    Felissimo brochure for Environment (Tribute 21), 1994. SFMOMA Permanent Collection Object Files

  • Environment (Tribute 21)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Environment (Tribute 21), Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 PST 1994; offset lithograph, 41 in. x 27 in. (104.14 cm x 68.58 cm); Gift of Felissimo; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; published by Felissimo


Environment (Tribute 21) recognizes Al Gore (b. 1948), who served as United States Vice President from 1993 to 2001. During that time Gore was a strong advocate for the environment, and he has continued to support environmental causes in the years since. On Earth Day 1994, he announced the forthcoming launch of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, a science education program aimed at promoting environmental literacy and stewardship. This brochure joins a reproduction of Rauschenberg’s print with a quote by Gore that reads: “The key is indeed balance—balance between contemplation and action, individual concerns and commitment to the community, love for the natural world and love for our wondrous civilization.”

For a full list of the Tribute 21 portfolio honorees, see Felissimo’s informational brochure.