ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008)
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008)
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008)
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ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008)

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ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008)
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signed, titled and dated 'FORGE RAUSCHENBERG 59' (on the reverse)
oil, printed paper, fabric, sock, necktie, paper plate and found metal object on canvas
73 x 31 in. (185.4 x 78.7 cm.)
Executed in 1959.
Provenance
Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan
Achille Cavellini, Brescia
Donald Marron, New York
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Fukuoka Jisho Co., Ltd., Fukuoka
Private collection, Europe
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 16 May 2007, lot 41
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
A. Forge, Rauschenberg, New York, 1969, p. 62 (illustrated).
T. Taki, "Robert Rauschenberg," Contemporary Great Masters 14, Tokyo, March 1993 (illustrated).
L. Wainwright, “Robert Rauschenberg's Fabrics: Constructing Domestic Space,” Not at Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture, New York, 1996, p. 202 (illustrated).
Biennale de Paris: Une anthologie: 1959–1967, Paris, 1977, n.p. (illustrated)
Robert Rauschenberg: Combines, exh. cat., Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005, pp. 104 and 297, pl. 89 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, First Biennale de Paris, October 1959, no. 25.
Paris, Galerie Daniel Cordier, Robert Rauschenberg, April-June 1961.
Milan, Galleria dell'Ariete, Rauschenberg, October-November 1961.
London, Whitechapel Gallery, Robert Rauschenberg: Paintings, Drawings and Combines, 1949-1964, February-March 1964, no. 20 (illustrated).
Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, New-Dada e Pop Art Newyorkesi, April-May 1969, p. 35, no. 3 (illustrated).
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Acquisition Priorities: Aspects of Postwar Painting in America, October 1976-January 1977, no. 48 (illustrated).
New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, Twelve Americans: Masters of Collage, November-December 1977, no. 139 (illustrated).
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Second Hiroshima Art Prize, November 1993-January 1994, p. 63, pl. 14 (illustrated).

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