Lot Details

Original iris print, created by Rauschenberg in 2000, as a fundraiser for late Senator Edward Kennedy's senate campaign . This example is from the signed and numbered edition of 100. The artist makes covert references to the political process in the photocollaged images. This example is from the private collection of Mrs. Edward Kennedy.

Robert Rauschenberg is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. The artist was a prolific printmaker who pushed boundaries by experimenting with different printmaking media. Rauschenberg often referenced politics and current events in his art by borrowing images from newspapers. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. exhibited "LET THE WORLD IN" in 2008, a show wholly devoted to the artist's prints.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Creases
Area: Verso, Margin
Location: Lower right
Notes: minor handling crease
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Mrs. Edward Kennedy
  • Pickup Location: DC, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 35 x 26 x 1 in. (88.9 x 66.04 x 2.54 cm.)
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