Lot 317
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008), Earth Day
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Offset lithographic poster in colors, 1970, hand signed and dated at lower edge, unframed.

33 1/2 x 25 1/4 in.

In response to a massive oil spill off the coast of Southern California in 1969, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson initiated the idea of the first annual Earth Day on April 22, 1970, to bring public awareness to the threat of global air and water pollution. What began as a grass-roots movement, with 20 million Americans participating, is now recognized as the launch of the environmental movement and observed in nearly 200 countries around the world. Robert Rauschenberg designed the first Earth Day poster to benefit the American Environment Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Overall toning, slight creasing at corners.