Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (with Olympic Committee COA)’, 1982, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Robert Rauschenberg

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (with Olympic Committee COA), 1982

Offset Lithograph on Parson's Diploma paper with COA from publisher and Olympic Committee. Plate signed
24 × 36 in
61 × 91.4 cm
Edition of 750 (though only 250 exist)
.
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Shipping: $90 domestic, $195 rest of world
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Robert Rauschenberg was drawn to poster design throughout his career, viewing the medium as a …

Alpha 137 Gallery

Robert Rauschenberg's fragmented photographic collage called “Star in Motion” was selected as …

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Excellent condition; unframed and accompanied by COA
Signature
Stamp signed with the artist's initials in black marker on the lower recto.
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United States Olympic Committee and Knapp Communications, Inc.
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Robert Rauschenberg
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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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Robert Rauschenberg was drawn to poster design throughout his career, viewing the medium as a unique opportunity to collaborate with printmakers and reach a larger audience. Rauschenberg’s posters are rarely legible at first glance and require repeat viewing to uncover their many hidden symbols and details. Composed …

Alpha 137 Gallery

Robert Rauschenberg's fragmented photographic collage called “Star in Motion” was selected as the official poster for the XXIII Olympiad Summer Games in Los Angeles. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the publisher on Olympic Committee letterhead. This is one of 750 lithographic posters, published in …

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Condition
Excellent condition; unframed and accompanied by COA
Signature
Stamp signed with the artist's initials in black marker on the lower recto.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
United States Olympic Committee and Knapp Communications, Inc.
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Robert Rauschenberg
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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

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (with Olympic Committee COA), 1982

Offset Lithograph on Parson's Diploma paper with COA from publisher and Olympic Committee. Plate signed
24 × 36 in
61 × 91.4 cm
Edition of 750 (though only 250 exist)
.
$1,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $90 domestic, $195 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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