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Prize

Artist:
Robert Rauschenberg (American, Port Arthur, Texas 1925–2008 Captiva Island, Florida)
Publisher:
Published by Universal Limited Art Editions
Date:
1964
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 3/4 x 16 in. (40 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, John B. Turner Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.592.35
Rights and Reproduction:
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Not on view
Often considered a forerunner of the Pop Art movement, Rauschenberg has been engaged with the print medium since the early 1960s. His work, which incorporates found objects with expressionistic marks of paint, reflects his guiding philosophy that art and life should meld. For Rauschenberg, no object or material lies outside the realm of art, as evidenced in canonical works like Bed (1955, Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Monogram (1955–58, Moderna Museet, Stockholm), in which he used old bed sheets and a stuffed goat, respectively. In his early printed work, such as this lithograph, Rauschenberg employed found photographs often borrowed from discarded newspaper printing plates. The images, mostly obscured by a system of loosely brushed marks, reveal fragments of soldiers, political figures, sporting scenes, charts, and maps.
Signature: Signed, numbered, dated, and titled in graphite at lower left: "Prize 23/43 Rauschenberg 1964"
Foster 21
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