#repost from @themuseumofmodernart
In 1969 #DavidNovros partecipated with other five prominent artists,
#johnchamberlain #forrestmyers #claesoldenburg #robertrauschenberg #andywarhol , at the “The Moon Musem” project, a small ceramic painted wafer which was supposedly covertly attached to a leg of the Intrepid Landing Module and subsequently left on the Moon during Apollo 12.
. ...When Apollo 12 landed on the moon in 1969, it may have been carrying an edition of this artwork.
Forrest Myers, a member of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), invited Rauschenberg, (one of the founding members of E.A.T.) and five other artists to make drawings, which were etched by scientists at Bell Laboratories onto tiny wafer-thin iridium-plated ceramic chips.
When NASA didn’t respond to Myers’ request, Bell Labs scientist Fred Waldhauer asked an engineer to help get the work to the moon. According to Waldhauer, one copy of the chip was covertly attached to the leg of the lunar lander.
In addition to Rauschenberg’s straight line, there is a Mickey Mouse-like figure by Claes Oldenburg, sylized initials by Andy Warhol, a black square by David Novros, a computer generated drawing by Myers and a circuit-like diagram by John Chamberlain. .... and Novros’ first Italian show will be in May at our gallery!
#davidnovros #moonmuseum #moma #newyork #americanart