Robert Rauschenberg

(American, 1925–2008)

Robert Rauschenberg was a prominent member of the American Post-War avant-garde. The artist’s sculpture-painting hybrids known as Combines, broke through the two dimensionality of the canvas at a time when Abstract Expressionism dominated the scene. His seminal Neo-Dada work, Erased de Kooning (1953), consisted of ritualistically wiping out an original drawing he purchased from the famed painter. “I don't really trust ideas, especially good ones,” he once said. “Rather I put my trust in the materials that confront me, because they put me in touch with the unknown.” Born Milton Ernest Rauschenberg on October 22, 1925 in Port Arthur, TX, he was drafted into the Navy during World War II where he served as medical technician in San Diego. After the war, he used the GI Bill to travel to Paris to study at the Académie Julian, where he met his future wife Susan Weil. He and Weil went on to attend the Black Mountain College in North Carolina alongside John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Have settled in New York in 1949, Rauschenberg began questioning the nature of painting through works such as Bed (1955) and Monogram (1955–1959), which utilized commercial imagery and mass produced objects. Many of the artist’s ideas foresaw the emergence of Andy Warhol and Pop Art in the 1960s. The artist died on May 12, 2008 in Captiva, FL. Today, Rauschenberg’s works are held in the collections of the Tate Gallery in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Kunstmuseum Basel, among others.
Robert Rauschenberg (8,050 results)
Charms Against Harm, 1993

Robert Rauschenberg

Charms Against Harm, 1993

Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

Est. 12,000–15,000 DKK

Read Bleed, 1984

Robert Rauschenberg

Read Bleed, 1984

michael lisi/contemporary art

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Untitled, 1978

Robert Rauschenberg

Untitled, 1978

Galerie von Vertes

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Crystal (from Rookery Mounds), 1979

Robert Rauschenberg

Crystal (from Rookery Mounds), 1979

artnet Auctions

Est. 3,000–5,000 USD

Howl (from 7 Characters), 1982

Robert Rauschenberg

Howl (from 7 Characters), 1982

artnet Auctions

Est. 5,000–7,000 USD

Black Cat, 1992

Robert Rauschenberg

Black Cat, 1992

Skot Foreman Fine Art

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Howl (from 7 Characters), 1982

Robert Rauschenberg

Howl (from 7 Characters), 1982

artnet Auctions

Est. 5,000–7,000 USD

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Cactus, from Crops, 1973

Robert Rauschenberg

Cactus, from Crops, 1973

Robert Fontaine Gallery

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