Felissimo brochure for Art (Tribute 21), 1994
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.