Stoned Moon Book (1970)

Related to the Stoned Moon print series (1969–70), the book, intended for publication, was never realized. The original drawings for Stoned Moon Book are collages comprised of photographs, media images, transfer images, and text by Rauschenberg in dialogue with curator Henry Hopkins. They record Rauschenberg’s own written account of witnessing the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969 and his subsequent print project at Gemini, G.E.L., Los Angeles, encapsulating his reflections on the lunar landing mission. He made the Stoned Moon lithographs at Gemini, inspired by his experience at Cape Canaveral, as a guest of NASA.