Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Test stone #5’, 1967, Caviar20
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Robert Rauschenberg

Test stone #5, 1967

Lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper
22 4/5 × 31 1/2 in
57.9 × 80 cm
Edition of 30
.
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Toronto
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Robert Rauschenberg is among the most prominent figures in American printmaking, producing over 800 …

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Toronto

"Test Stone #5,” from the Booster and Seven Studies series, is a perfect example of …

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Very good condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist
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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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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, …

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"Test Stone #5,” from the Booster and Seven Studies series, is a perfect example of Rauschenberg's aesthetic, technique and general output. The work brings together disparate images with a jarringly random title. It liberated itself from the banal details of the content that occasionally distract the viewer …

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Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
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Included
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

Test stone #5, 1967

Lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper
22 4/5 × 31 1/2 in
57.9 × 80 cm
Edition of 30
.
Contact For Price
Location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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