Bande de Sureté / Twin City / Nipples (Cardboard)

Robert Rauschenberg American

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In late 1970 Rauschenberg moved from New York to Captiva, a small island off the Gulf Coast of Florida. This triggered a marked shift in his artistic practice as he began a series using only found corrugated boxes as a material. Referencing both Pop and Minimalism’s use of the box and the cube, these painting-sculpture hybrids also call attention to the global ubiquity of the cardboard container as a carrier of international commodities. Bande de Sureté / Twin City / Nipples (Cardboard) takes its title from the still-visible labels that once indicated their contents.

Bande de Sureté / Twin City / Nipples (Cardboard), Robert Rauschenberg (American, Port Arthur, Texas 1925–2008 Captiva Island, Florida), Cardboard

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