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Robert Rauschenberg Residence (Speculations)

Robert Rauschenberg Residence (Speculations) is an original Lithograph in colors on HMP Koller handmade paper. This print Residence (Speculations) is from the signed, dated and numbered edition of 36 with the publisher’s blind stamp lower right.

Considered by many to be one of the most influential American artists due to his radical blending of materials and methods, Robert Rauschenberg was a crucial figure in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements. One of the key Neo-Dada movement artists, his experimental approach expanded the traditional boundaries of art, opening up avenues of exploration for future artists. Although Rauschenberg was the enfant terrible of the art world in the 1950s, he was deeply respected and admired by his predecessors. Despite this admiration, he disagreed with many of their convictions and literally erased their precedent to move forward into new aesthetic territory that reiterated the earlier Dada inquiry into the definition of art.

Title

Residence (Speculations)

Medium

Screenprint

Year

1997

Edition

36

Catalogue Raisonné

Gemini 41.214

Signature

Signed

Size 70 x 32 (in)
178 x 81.5 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Robert Rauschenberg Residence (Speculations) is an original Lithograph in colors on HMP Koller handmade paper. This print Residence (Speculations) is from the signed, dated and numbered edition of 36 with the publisher’s blind stamp lower right.

Considered by many to be one of the most influential American artists due to his radical blending of materials and methods, Robert Rauschenberg was a crucial figure in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements. One of the key Neo-Dada movement artists, his experimental approach expanded the traditional boundaries of art, opening up avenues of exploration for future artists. Although Rauschenberg was the enfant terrible of the art world in the 1950s, he was deeply respected and admired by his predecessors. Despite this admiration, he disagreed with many of their convictions and literally erased their precedent to move forward into new aesthetic territory that reiterated the earlier Dada inquiry into the definition of art.

The celebrated Combines, begun in the mid-1950s, brought real-world images and objects into the realm of abstract painting and countered sanctioned divisions between painting and sculpture. These works established the artist’s ongoing dialogue between mediums, between the handmade and the readymade, and between the gestural brushstroke and the mechanically reproduced image. Rauschenberg’s lifelong commitment to collaboration—with performers, printmakers, engineers, writers, artists, and artisans from around the world—is a further manifestation of his expansive artistic philosophy.

Rauschenberg’s impulse to merge media and spheres of artistic activity propelled him into the realm of experimental dance and theater. He designed costumes, lighting, and sets for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1954 to 1964, and in 1963 he began choreographing and performing in works of his own invention. His interest in collaborating with scientists and engineers led him to cofound Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), an organization that fostered such partnerships, in 1967. The 1960s also saw Rauschenberg becoming increasingly active politically, with particular emphasis on global humanitarian and environmental issues. At the end of the decade, he moved permanently to Captiva Island, Florida, prompting a radical change in his work as he turned temporarily to simple materials such as paper, cardboard, and pencil, partly in response to the spare resources of his new island home.

Robert Rauschenberg Residence (Speculations)

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Title

Residence (Speculations)

Medium

Screenprint

Year

1997

Edition

36

Catalogue Raisonné

Gemini 41.214

Signature

Signed

Size 70 x 32 (in)
178 x 81.5 (cm)
Price Price on Request