Curatorial Document

Felissimo brochure for Literature (Tribute 21), 1994

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

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

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

  • Literature (Tribute 21)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Literature (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


Literature (Tribute 21) honors the accomplishments of novelist Toni Morrison (b. 1931), author of The Bluest Eye and Beloved. For the latter work she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1988. In 1993, the year before the brochure was produced, she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The following text by Morrison appears on the brochure: “Word-work is sublime . . . because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way in which we are like no other life.”

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