Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Robert Rauschenberg Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues (sealed 1st pressing)’, 1983, Lot 180
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Robert Rauschenberg Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues (sealed 1st pressing), 1983

Vinyl record art in 4 parts
12 9/10 × 12 9/10 in
32.8 × 32.8 cm
.
$495
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Lot 180

Talking Heads with Robert Rauschenberg
Speaking in Tongues, 1983:
Rare unopened Robert Rauschenberg …

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Printed signature on upper right decal (front).
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Talking Heads with Robert Rauschenberg Speaking in Tongues 1983
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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.

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Talking Heads with Robert Rauschenberg
Speaking in Tongues, 1983:
Rare unopened Robert Rauschenberg designed Talking Heads album art
In 1983, legendary pop artist Robert Rauschenberg designed the album cover for Talking Heads’ acclaimed studio album, Speaking in Tongues. Rauschenberg’s design features three spinning …

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New, unopened.
Signature
Printed signature on upper right decal (front).
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Talking Heads with Robert Rauschenberg Speaking in Tongues 1983
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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

Robert Rauschenberg Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues (sealed 1st pressing), 1983

Vinyl record art in 4 parts
12 9/10 × 12 9/10 in
32.8 × 32.8 cm
.
$495
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