Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Test Stone #6 (Blue Cloud) from the Booster and 7 Studies Series (Foster, 45, G:33)’, 1967, Print, Lithograph on domestic etching paper. Hand Signed. Numbered. Dated. with the bindstamp and inkstamp (verso) of the printer and publisher, Gemini G.E.L., Los AngelesUnframed., Alpha 137 Gallery
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Robert Rauschenberg

Test Stone #6 (Blue Cloud) from the Booster and 7 Studies Series (Foster, 45, G:33), 1967

Lithograph on domestic etching paper. Hand Signed. Numbered. Dated. with the bindstamp and inkstamp (verso) of the printer and publisher, Gemini G.E.L., Los AngelesUnframed.
47 × 35 in
119.4 × 88.9 cm
Edition 7/44
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$15,000
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This extremely rare 1960s Rauschenberg color lithograph on domestic etching paper is hand signed, …

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In very good condition with some tape residue on the verso (back) from having once been framed.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed, numbered and dated on lower right recto (front). with bindstamp and inkstamp (verso) of the printer, …
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Frame
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Series
Booster and Seven Studies Series
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L.
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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.

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Robert Rauschenberg, ‘Test Stone #6 (Blue Cloud) from the Booster and 7 Studies Series (Foster, 45, G:33)’, 1967, Print, Lithograph on domestic etching paper. Hand Signed. Numbered. Dated. with the bindstamp and inkstamp (verso) of the printer and publisher, Gemini G.E.L., Los AngelesUnframed., Alpha 137 Gallery
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This extremely rare 1960s Rauschenberg color lithograph on domestic etching paper is hand signed, numbered and dated from the very low edition of only 44. Test Stone 6 is from the artist’s notable “Booster and 7 Studies” series, his first major suite of works produced in collaboration with Gemini G.E.L. The present …

Medium
Condition
In very good condition with some tape residue on the verso (back) from having once been framed.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed, numbered and dated on lower right recto (front). with bindstamp and inkstamp (verso) of the printer, …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Booster and Seven Studies Series
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L.
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$15,000–$18,000
This work
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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

Test Stone #6 (Blue Cloud) from the Booster and 7 Studies Series (Foster, 45, G:33), 1967

Lithograph on domestic etching paper. Hand Signed. Numbered. Dated. with the bindstamp and inkstamp (verso) of the printer and publisher, Gemini G.E.L., Los AngelesUnframed.
47 × 35 in
119.4 × 88.9 cm
Edition 7/44
.
$15,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $195 domestic, $395 rest of world
Certificate
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