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Felissimo brochure for Technology (Tribute 21), 1994

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

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

  • Technology (Tribute 21)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Technology (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

As one of the founders of Microsoft, Bill Gates (b. 1955) has revolutionized the computer industry. Technology (Tribute 21) commemorates his contributions to the field and offers a hint of the philanthropic interests Gates would develop in the years to come. Here a reproduction of Rauschenberg’s print is paired with the following quote by Gates: “Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.” Since 1994, Gates and his wife, Melinda, have built and funded The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a private organization that gives more than $1 billion each year to support education and world health initiatives.

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