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Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008)
LOT ID: 70819
Fest, 1991

Screenprint, with four deckled edges.
26 х 21 in. (66.04 x 53.34 cm.)
Signed, numbered and dated in pencil, lower right recto
Print/Casting Year 1991
Edition 38/51
Foundry/Publisher Gemini GEL
Lot description
This work has been stored flat in an acid-free sleeve. It is in mint condition. It has never been framed; it has never been privately owned.

American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), was one of the most influential and prolific artists of the 20th Century. Credited with bridging the movements of Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dadaism, and Pop Art, the artist strove to undermine the illusion that art has an exclusive meaning. Rauschenberg always experimented with innovative approaches to art, challenging viewers and artists alike with his ambitious creations. From his ‘Erased De Kooning’ (1953) which literally erased one of De Kooning’s drawing as a form of art, to his ‘Open Score’ (1966) which playfully witnessed the act of chance with a tennis ball striking a gong, Rauschenberg knew no limits with his work. Often stating that he wanted to work “in the gap between art and life,” Rauschenberg deconstructed notions of high and low art, pushing the boundaries between objects of art and the everyday. In 1993, Rauschenberg was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and has had numerous retrospectives at such renowned institutions as the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Arts (Los Angeles).

Selected Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
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