United States of America 1925 – 2008

Sub-total 1972
Collection Title: the 'Stoned moon' series, 1969-70
Title Notes: 007-001
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph, printed in three colours from three stones Support: Rives BFK paper
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 500 plus 25 AP, RTP, PPII, 3GEL, CTP, WP, C
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: Processing and proofing by Kenneth Tyler. Edition printing by Daniel Freeman, Stuart Henderson, Ronald Olds. Printed from three stones in blue, red and black. Rauschenberg was invited by NASA to observe the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969. Gemini G.E.L commissioned the artist to do a series of prints based on his observations, a commission which resulted in the 'Stoned moon' series of 33 lithographs. Rauschenberg also made use of photographs and other materials supplied to him by James Dean of NASA. This print was originally intended to be published in a book and was not included in the 'Stoned moon' series. After reconsideration, 'Sub-total' is now accepted as a work from that series.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil 'RAUSCHENBERG 71' inscribed lower right, pencil 'RTP'
Secondary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Gemini chop verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil 'RR69-304' verso: stamped lower left corner, ink 'GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF'
Dimensions: comp 20.6 h x 32.0 w cm sheet (irregular) 20.6 h x 32.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Gemini Gel Catalogue Raisonne, no. 429
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.946
Image rights: © Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy