Robert Rauschenberg

Centennial Certificate 

Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur, Texas. He realized his talent in 1947 while in the U.S. Marines. He traveled to Paris (G.I. Bill) and studied for one year at the Acadmie Julian. He returned to the states and moved to NC to be near the artists and thinkers at the Black Mountain College. His love for popular culture and everyday objects soon brought together an entirely new way of painting. After moving to New York he began experimenting with regular house paint, and rolling car tires over paper as a way of rejecting formal painting. In 1958 he exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery (Warhol & Lichtenstein's gallery). It was in this venue that he first presented his freestanding, wall-hanging "Combine' in mixed-media for which be became famous. Telamon Edition Limited, West Islip, NY.


Title: Centennial Certificate
Year: 1970
Medium: Lithograph
Image size: 36" x 46"
Edition: Unnum/c. 1000


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