Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works’, Skinner
Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works’, Skinner
Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works’, Skinner
Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works’, Skinner
Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works’, Skinner
Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works’, Skinner
Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works’, Skinner

1949-61, printed 1979, published by Sonnabend Editions, New York, 1980, in an edition of 50 plus 10 proofs.
Each signed, numbered, and dated "RAUSCHENBERG 22/50 79" in black ink in the margin l.l., the portfolio numbered "22" on the colophon page.
Image sizes to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (29.8 x 29.8 cm), matted, housed in a beige clothbound portfolio box.

N.B. There is a gelatin silver print, a portrait of the artist by Cy Twombly, affixed to the cover of the portfolio box. The twelve portfolio prints include: Tangier, 1952; Ceiling with Light Bulb, c. 1952; Central Park, 1950; Untitled (Inside of an Old Carriage), c. 1949; Quiet House (Black Mountain College), c. 1949; Sneakers, 1950; Bathroom Window (Broadway Studio), c. 1961; Car and Cover, c. 1951; Billboard (Stalin), 1953; Car with Tarpaulin, 1951; and Stop, 1951.

About Robert Rauschenberg

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.

American, 1925-2008, Port Arthur, Texas, based in New York and Captiva Island, Florida