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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 152

    Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)

    Bucket (Syn-Tex)

    Price Realised  


    Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
    Bucket (Syn-Tex)
    signed, titled and dated 'Bucket Rauschenberg '70' (lower right)
    collaged newspaper, printed reproductions and paint on paper
    40 1/8 x 27 ½in. (101.9 x 69.7cm.)
    Executed in 1970

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    ‘[Rauschenberg] took images out of context and juxtaposed them with other, similarly displaced images in order to generate complex interlockings of meaning and form. The associative dialogue produced by these non-hierarchical clusters evokes a multiplicity of references. Rauschenberg’s work therefore is multi-directional and open-ended, poetic and evocative; meaning is inherent but impossible to pin down’
    (C. Tomkins, ‘The Sistine on Broadway’, in Robert Rauschenberg: The Silkscreen Paintings, 1962-1964, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, pp. 28-29).


    Jack Glenn, California.
    Private Collection.
    Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1989.

    Pre-Lot Text



    D. L., Shirey, 'Business of Business Art since 1950: Robert Rauschenberg.' in New York Times, 12 December 1970, p. 25.


    New York, School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Gallery, Robert Rauschenberg: New Works, 1971. This exhibition later travelled Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wabash Transit Gallery and Minneapolis, Dayton's Gallery 12.
    La Louvière, Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée de la Communauté français de Belgique, Un siècle de collage en Belgique, 1998, p. 127.