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Untitled (Labor's Centennial)

© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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Untitled (Labor's Centennial)

© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Robert Rauschenberg

American, 1925-2008

Untitled (Labor's Centennial), 1981

lithograph

Edition: 32/100

sheet: 36 x 24 inches (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of the National AFL-CIO Council, 1982

P1982:34

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Inscriptions

signature, dated; edition notation / front, lower left / Rauschenberg / M.E. 32/100 81

Class

Prints (visual works)

Work Type

Lithograph

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Robert Rauschenberg created this print to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the organized labor movement in America. He included direct references to the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) as well as images that represented, more generally, collaboration and movements toward labor reform. Rauschenberg’s chosen images show unidentified strikes, evoking a sense of ongoing protest and of the necessity of struggle. Seals and badges from national and regional labor organizations are shown at the bottom. Also included is an image of Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO from 1979 to 1995.

Label from Overtime: The Art of Work, March 8–May 17, 2015

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