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Storyline III, 1968

Lithograph in colors on Rives paper
21 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
54.6 × 44.5 cm
Edition 55/72
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Paired with Jasper Johns

Paired with Jasper Johns

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American icon Robert Rauschenberg’s Storyline III from “The Reels (B+C)” series was inspired by …

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American icon Robert Rauschenberg’s Storyline III from “The Reels (B+C)” series was inspired by Arthur Penn’s groundbreaking 1967 film on the life and careers of American outlaws, Bonnie & Clyde. The artist appropriated film stills for the imagery in the artwork, exploring themes such as the defiance of authority …

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Print
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Signed, dated and numbered
Series
Reels (B+C)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
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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Paired with Jasper Johns

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American icon Robert Rauschenberg’s Storyline III from “The Reels (B+C)” series was inspired by …

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American icon Robert Rauschenberg’s Storyline III from “The Reels (B+C)” series was inspired by Arthur Penn’s groundbreaking 1967 film on the life and careers of American outlaws, Bonnie & Clyde. The artist appropriated film stills for the imagery in the artwork, exploring themes such as the defiance of authority …

Read more
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered
Series
Reels (B+C)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Robert Rauschenberg
American, 1925–2008
Follow

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.

Storyline III, 1968

Lithograph in colors on Rives paper
21 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
54.6 × 44.5 cm
Edition 55/72
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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