Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Centennial Certificate’, 1970, ArtWise
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Robert Rauschenberg

Centennial Certificate, 1970

Offset Lithograph
39 × 25 1/2 in
99.1 × 64.8 cm
Edition of 1000
.
$175
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Shipping: Free domestic, $39 rest of world
Location
Brooklyn
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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1970 and created by Robert Rauschenberg. The poster …

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Robert Rauschenberg
American, 1925–2008
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Robert Rauschenberg’s enthusiasm for popular culture and, with his contemporary Jasper Johns, his rejection of the angst and seriousness of the Abstract Expressionists led him to search for a new way of painting. A prolific innovator of techniques and mediums, he used unconventional art materials ranging from dirt and house paint to umbrellas and car tires. In the early 1950s, Rauschenberg was already gaining a reputation as the art world’s enfant terrible with works such as Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953), for which he requested a drawing (as well as permission) from Willem de Kooning, and proceeded to rub away the image until only ghostly marks remained on the paper. By 1954, Rauschenberg completed his first three-dimensional collage paintings—he called them Combines—in which he incorporated discarded materials and mundane objects to explore the intersection of art and life. “I think a picture is more like the real world when it’s made out of the real world,” he said. In 1964 he became the first American to win the International Grand Prize in Painting at the Venice Biennale. The 1/4 Mile or Two Furlong Piece (1981–98), a cumulative artwork, embodies his spirit of eclecticism, comprising a retrospective overview of his many discrete periods, including painting, fabric collage, sculptural components made from cardboard and scrap metal, as well as a variety of image transfer and printing methods.

Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Centennial Certificate’, 1970, ArtWise
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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1970 and created by Robert Rauschenberg. The poster is a collage of famous paintings reproduced from the Metropolitan Museum of Art including works by Ingres, Rembrandt, Veronese, Boticelli, Picasso, an early manuscript, and sculpture. Small tear and black smudging in the …

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Certificate of authenticity
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Robert Rauschenberg
American, 1925–2008
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Robert Rauschenberg’s enthusiasm for popular culture and, with his contemporary Jasper Johns, his rejection of the angst and seriousness of the Abstract Expressionists led him to search for a new way of painting. A prolific innovator of techniques and mediums, he used unconventional art materials ranging from dirt and house paint to umbrellas and car tires. In the early 1950s, Rauschenberg was already gaining a reputation as the art world’s enfant terrible with works such as Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953), for which he requested a drawing (as well as permission) from Willem de Kooning, and proceeded to rub away the image until only ghostly marks remained on the paper. By 1954, Rauschenberg completed his first three-dimensional collage paintings—he called them Combines—in which he incorporated discarded materials and mundane objects to explore the intersection of art and life. “I think a picture is more like the real world when it’s made out of the real world,” he said. In 1964 he became the first American to win the International Grand Prize in Painting at the Venice Biennale. The 1/4 Mile or Two Furlong Piece (1981–98), a cumulative artwork, embodies his spirit of eclecticism, comprising a retrospective overview of his many discrete periods, including painting, fabric collage, sculptural components made from cardboard and scrap metal, as well as a variety of image transfer and printing methods.

Robert Rauschenberg

Centennial Certificate, 1970

Offset Lithograph
39 × 25 1/2 in
99.1 × 64.8 cm
Edition of 1000
.
$175
Ships from Brooklyn, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $39 rest of world
Location
Brooklyn
Certificate
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