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Dante's Inferno, 1964

The complete set of 35 prints, including Plank lithograph in black and 34 facsimiles in colors, on Angoumois à la main and wove paper respectively, with full margins and the full sheets, all contained in the original portfolio
14 3/10 × 11 1/2 in
36.2 × 29.2 cm
Edition 40/43
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Plank Image: 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
Plank Sheet: …

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Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Plank Image: 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
Plank Sheet: 15 1/2 x 16 in. (39.4 x 40.6 cm)
All facsimile Sheet: 14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (36.2 x 29.2 cm)

Medium
Print
Signature
Plank signed, dated and numbered 40/43 in pencil, also signed in pencil on the justification (the facsimile edition was 300 with one of … Read more
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp) and Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York
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.

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About the work
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Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Plank Image: 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
Plank Sheet: …

Read more

Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Plank Image: 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
Plank Sheet: 15 1/2 x 16 in. (39.4 x 40.6 cm)
All facsimile Sheet: 14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (36.2 x 29.2 cm)

Medium
Print
Signature
Plank signed, dated and numbered 40/43 in pencil, also signed in pencil on the justification (the facsimile edition was 300 with one of … Read more
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp) and Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York
Robert Rauschenberg
American, 1925–2008
Follow

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.

Dante's Inferno, 1964

The complete set of 35 prints, including Plank lithograph in black and 34 facsimiles in colors, on Angoumois à la main and wove paper respectively, with full margins and the full sheets, all contained in the original portfolio
14 3/10 × 11 1/2 in
36.2 × 29.2 cm
Edition 40/43
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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