Robert Rauschenberg, Stoned Moon Poster, 1969
Robert Rauschenberg, Stoned Moon Poster, 1969; offset lithograph, 39 1/4 in. x 32 1/2 in. (99.7 cm x 82.55 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Andrea Comel di Socebran; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Gemini G.E.L. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; published by Gemini G.E.L.

Overview

This poster was created to publicize Robert Rauschenberg’s Stoned Moon series, a group of thirty-four lithographs created in two phases in 1969 and 1970 in collaboration with Los Angeles–based print studio Gemini G.E.L. The series was commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Art Program to commemorate the launch of the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. At NASA’s invitation, Rauschenberg attended the launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida (then known as Cape Kennedy), prior to beginning these works. The poster was made as Rauschenberg approached completion of the second (1970) phase of prints. Here the entire series appears in miniature, arranged against a backdrop composed from maps of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Stoned Moon Poster
Artist name
Robert Rauschenberg
Date created
1969
Classification
printed material
Medium
offset lithograph
Dimensions
39 1/4 in. x 32 1/2 in. (99.7 cm x 82.55 cm)
Date acquired
1995
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Andrea Comel di Socebran
Copyright
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Gemini G.E.L. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; published by Gemini G.E.L.
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/95.230
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

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