Robert Rauschenberg – Centennial Poster


SKU: 32694

Artwork Description

Robert Rauschenberg – Centennial Poster

Dimensions: 39 x 29.5″ paper
Year: 1969
Medium: offset lithograph

Robert Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the Pop art movement. Rauschenberg’s approach was sometimes called “Neo-Dadaist,” a label he shared with the painter Jasper Johns. Rauschenberg famously stated that “painting relates to both art and life,” and he wanted to work “in the gap between the two.” Like many of his Dadaist predecessors, Rauschenberg questioned the distinction between art objects and everyday objects.

In the 1990s a retrospective was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1997), which traveled to museums in Houston, Cologne, and Bilbao through 1999. An exhibition of Combines was presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2005; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, through 2007). Rauschenberg’s first posthumous retrospective was mounted at Tate Modern (2016; traveled to Museum of Modern Art, New York, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through 2017).