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Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008)
LOT ID: 70357
Portrait of Merce, 1984

Pochoir / Stencil, Screenprint, Handcoloring
29 х 18.7 in. (73.66 x 47.5 cm.)
Signed, dated and numbered 70/100 in pencil.
Edition 70/100
Lot description
Screenprint with pochoir and hand-painted additions in colors, on fabric mounted to wove paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 70/100, the full sheet, in very good condition (No tears, creases or loss of color)

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 one exclusive or definitive meaning. Rauschenberg experimented with innovative approaches to art, challenging viewers and artists alike with his ambitious creations. From his ‘Erased de Kooning’ (1953), which was literally an erased de Kooning drawing, to his ‘Open Score’ (1966), which playfully exemplified the concept of chance, 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, blurring the boundaries between fine art and the mere everyday objects. In 1993, Rauschenberg was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and has had numerous retrospectives at renowned institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Arts (Los Angeles).

Selected Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Solomon R. 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)
Portrait of Merce by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Portrait of Merce by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Portrait of Merce by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Portrait of Merce by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Portrait of Merce by Robert Rauschenberg
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