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Felissimo brochure for Labor (Tribute 21), 1994

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

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

  • Labor (Tribute 21)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Labor (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


Lane Kirkland (1922–1999) is honored in Labor (Tribute 21) for his advocacy on behalf of the American labor rights movement. From 1979 to 1995, he served as president of the American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). In 1994, the year the brochure was produced, Kirkland was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton. The brochure pairs this quote by Kirkland with Rauschenberg’s print: “We look forward to the 21st Century in which the free labor unions of the world will work in close harmony with each other.”

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