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Book Cover, The Glass Bees

This is a Book cover. It was created by Robert Rauschenberg. It is dated 1986–93 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Steven Heller.

Its dimensions are

20.5 × 28.4 cm (8 1/16 × 11 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in italics, lower right of back cover: Cover design by Drenttel Doyle Partners / Cover art: Twin Bloom- R.O.C.I. Tibet, 1985 / by Robert Rauschenberg

Cite this object as

Book Cover, The Glass Bees; Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008); USA; lithograph on paper; 20.5 × 28.4 cm (8 1/16 × 11 3/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller; 1996-74-45

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