Felissimo brochure for Technology (Tribute 21), 1994
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.