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Felissimo brochure for Art (Tribute 21), 1994

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

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

  • Art (Tribute 21)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Art (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


Art (Tribute 21) was created in honor of Dominique de Menil (1908–1997), an influential art collector and philanthropist. De Menil once reflected that she had “. . . a passionate curiosity for the past and also a vulnerability to poetry—poetry of images revealing the beauty and mystery of the world, whether the image is a small and tender Vuillard or a stunning Magritte.” The Menil Collection, a Houston museum she founded in 1987, owns important early works by Rauschenberg, such as Crucifixion and Reflection (ca. 1950) and Untitled (Gold Painting) (ca. 1953).

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