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GRATEFUL DEAD: A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR THE RAINFOREST (Limited Edition, Signed) , 1988

Color Lithograph on Wove Paper (Signed/Numbered) - Framed
40 × 28 in
101.6 × 71.1 cm
Edition of 250
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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NOT to be confused with the unsigned poster of the same image - the present lithograph is a pencil …

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NOT to be confused with the unsigned poster of the same image - the present lithograph is a pencil signed and numbered limited edition. This work was originally created in 1988 as a fundraiser for the Rainforest, and many of them were given to donors, VIPs and Grateful Dead band members. Held at Madison Square Garden …

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Signed and numbered from the edition of 250 and dated 1988 bottom front (recto). Published by Styria Studio, Inc. New York, NY
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Styria Studio, 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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NOT to be confused with the unsigned poster of the same image - the present lithograph is a pencil …

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NOT to be confused with the unsigned poster of the same image - the present lithograph is a pencil signed and numbered limited edition. This work was originally created in 1988 as a fundraiser for the Rainforest, and many of them were given to donors, VIPs and Grateful Dead band members. Held at Madison Square Garden …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered from the edition of 250 and dated 1988 bottom front (recto). Published by Styria Studio, Inc. New York, NY
Publisher
Styria Studio, 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.

GRATEFUL DEAD: A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR THE RAINFOREST (Limited Edition, Signed) , 1988

Color Lithograph on Wove Paper (Signed/Numbered) - Framed
40 × 28 in
101.6 × 71.1 cm
Edition of 250
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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