Robert Rauschenberg, ‘People Have Enough Trouble Without Being Intimidated by an Artichoke’, 1979, Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Robert Rauschenberg

People Have Enough Trouble Without Being Intimidated by an Artichoke, 1979

Color lithograph
30 1/2 × 23 in
77.5 × 58.4 cm
Edition 79/100
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$3,500
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Robert Rauschenberg is among the most prominent figures in American printmaking, producing over 800 …

Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery
Mill Valley

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
People Have Enough Trouble Without Being Intimidated by an …

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Good condition, signed by artist in pencil
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Hand-signed by artist, signed lower left
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Published by Styria Studios, New York Printed by Multiples, Inc., New York
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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.

Robert Rauschenberg, ‘People Have Enough Trouble Without Being Intimidated by an Artichoke’, 1979, Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Robert Rauschenberg is among the most prominent figures in American printmaking, producing over 800 published editions during his artistic career. Printmaking was the perfect medium for the artist, who was fascinated with incorporating everyday materials into his art, including family photographs, street litter, …

Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery
Mill Valley

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
People Have Enough Trouble Without Being Intimidated by an Artichoke, 1979
Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper, with publisher's blindstamp
30-1/2 x 23 inches (sheet size)
Ed. 79/100
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower left
Published by Styria Studios, New York
Printed by …

Medium
Condition
Good condition, signed by artist in pencil
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed lower left
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Published by Styria Studios, New York Printed by Multiples, Inc., New York
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Robert Rauschenberg
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$3,500–$4,200
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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

People Have Enough Trouble Without Being Intimidated by an Artichoke, 1979

Color lithograph
30 1/2 × 23 in
77.5 × 58.4 cm
Edition 79/100
.
$3,500
Ships from Mill Valley, CA, US
Shipping: $100 domestic only
Location
Mill Valley
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
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