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The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography, 1968

Photolithograph on paper, three parts
66 1/4 × 48 3/4 in
168.3 × 123.8 cm
$4,500
Location
Minneapolis
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Walker Art Center
Minneapolis
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Signaling a number of Robert Rauschenberg’s aesthetic, biographical, and performative concerns, The …

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Signaling a number of Robert Rauschenberg’s aesthetic, biographical, and performative concerns, The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography combines key motifs from this seminal American artist’s oeuvre in a monumental vertical triptych. The first panel joins an x-ray portrait of the artist with his astrological chart …

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Broadside Art, Inc., New York
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Art © Robert Rauschenberg Estate/VAGA, New York, NY
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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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Signaling a number of Robert Rauschenberg’s aesthetic, biographical, and performative concerns, The …

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Signaling a number of Robert Rauschenberg’s aesthetic, biographical, and performative concerns, The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography combines key motifs from this seminal American artist’s oeuvre in a monumental vertical triptych. The first panel joins an x-ray portrait of the artist with his astrological chart …

Read more
Medium
Print
Publisher
Broadside Art, Inc., New York
Image rights
Art © Robert Rauschenberg Estate/VAGA, New York, NY
Price ranges of large prints by Robert Rauschenberg
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$4,000–$6,000
This work
$0
$42,000+
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.

The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography, 1968

Photolithograph on paper, three parts
66 1/4 × 48 3/4 in
168.3 × 123.8 cm
$4,500
Location
Minneapolis
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