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Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008)
LOT ID: 72841
Restoration, 2004

Offset lithograph
23.25 х 32 in. (59.06 x 81.28 cm.)
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower right.
Print/Casting Year 2004
Edition of 160
Lot description
This is an original offset lithograph by world famous artist Robert Rauschenberg entitled 'Restoration' from 2004. The piece is hand signed 'BOB', numbered, dated '2K+4', and with the artists thumbprint in orange ink. 'Restoration' is from a limited edition of 160 and is printed on a hand torn and deckled wove paper. The art is beautifully framed in a contemporary matte black gessoed frame, recessed and floating on oyster linen matting. The framed size measures 31 1/4 x 40" with both the art and frame being in mint condition. All framing materials used are of museum quality and are 100% acid free including u.v. protective plexi-glas.


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)

Restoration by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Restoration by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Restoration by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Restoration by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Restoration by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Restoration by Robert Rauschenberg
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