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Earth Day 22 April

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rauschenberg, Robert, born 1925 - died 2008 (artist)
    American Environment Foundation (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.146-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR4

The first Earth Day was called in 1970 to promote environmental activism in the USA. Robert Rauschenberg's powerful design combines a photographic catalogue of environmental abuse with the supreme symbol of the USA, the eagle.

Physical description

Photomontage, American eagle, litter pollution by industrial objects. Portrait format poster. Montage of nine photographic images of environmental abuse forming backdrop to a central photographic image of the American eagle. Images on the margin printed in black and white, the eagle in brown and black.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Rauschenberg, Robert, born 1925 - died 2008 (artist)
American Environment Foundation (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint

Descriptive line

Earth Day 22 April. Poster by Robert Rauschenberg against destruction of planet. USA, 1970.

Production Note

Photomontage

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Environmental impact; Environment; Air pollution; Pollution; Water pollution; Protest

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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