Thursday, March 08, 2007

Stoned Moon

In 1969 Robert Rauschenberg was invited by NASA to witness the lift-off of Apollo 11 at Kennedy Space Center and to use this theme in his work. He created a series of lithographs celebrating the astonishing achievements of the United States NASA Apollo Mission to the Moon. The Stoned Moon series was actually a double pun - the image of this historically groundbreaking event being put on lithographic stones and the feeling of being 'stoned' metaphorically on one of the most important events in the history of man.{ prints from this series can be were taken and can be viewed here }

Trust zone from the 'Stoned moon' series 1969 planographic colour lithograph printed from two photo-sensitive stones and one aluminium plate special Arjomari paper

Sack from the 'Stoned moon' series 1969 planographic colour lithograph printed from four stones (one stone photo-sensitized and one cracked stone) and one aluminium plate special Arjomari paper more details

White walk from the 'Stoned moon' series, 1969-70 planographic three colour lithograph Arjomari paper more details

via this paradise for moon/art - lovers Gotchi Universe

1 comment:

Graziano said...

Very cool Blog, congrats.
Graziano
Italy