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Robert Rauschenberg

"For a painter, there is no bad subject. "


Notes of biography

Robert Rauschenberg is born in Port Arthur (United States). He studies at the Kansas City Art Institute (1946-1947), at the Julian Academy (Paris, 1947) and at the Black Mountain College (1958-1960). His first solo exhibition is organized in 1951; during this period, he paints black or white canvases to stand out from the Abstract Expressionists.
He participates, the following year, in the first historical happenings, which takes place at the Black Mountain College. Rauschenberg imagines, period 1953-1964, the paintings-collages in which he combines in his works, paintings, objects, pictures, newspapers, and an entire stuffed bestiary.
He plays on the paradoxes and mythology of the daily life. In 1964, Robert Rauschenberg is the first American artist to receive the Grand Prize of the Venice Biennial.
In the 60s, he uses serigraphy to compose his paintings-collages where prints are united to cuttings and reproductions of classical masters. In 1966, he co-founded "Experiments in Art and Technology", an association created to foster cooperation between artists and scientists.
Rauschenberg realizes constructions of objects with new materials (Plexiglas, Cardboards, Veiling, etc.).
Since the 80s, he makes collages, operating transfers of images on Plexiglas, takes photography that he represents on aluminum media, juxtaposing different images (landscapes, animals, architecture, etc.). Robert Rauschenberg lives and works in Captiva (Florida) and New York.

Artists on display

The art and the artists display: proclamations, galleries, museums, personal or collective exhibitions. On walls or in shop windows, wise or rebels, posters warn, argue, show. Some were specially conceived by an artist for such or such event, other, colder, have only the letter.

Some were created in lithographic technic, most are simple offset reproductions. They are many those who like collecting these rectangles of paper, monochrome or in games of colours, in matt paper or brilliant, with many words or almost dumb.

We are happy also to be able to greet, by this pages, mythical galleries as those of Denise René, Louis Carré, Claude Bernard, Berheim Jeune, Maeght, Pierre Loeb and others.


Complete work(s)

Complete work(s)
*« Prints, 1948-1970 », E. Foster, Minneapolis Institute, 1970 All the complete works

Bibliographic track and more

To read about the artist :
  • « Rauschenberg photographe », co-ed. Centre Pompidou, Erscher, 1981
  • « The silkscreen paintings, 1962/64 », R. Feinstein, Ed. Bulfinch Pr, 1987
  • « Robert Rauschenberg, art and life », M. L. Kotz, Abrams, New York, 1990
  • « Robert Rauschengerg », cat. d'expo. Fondation Maeght, Ed. Maeght, 2000
  • « Robert Rauschengerg », B. Rose, Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris, 2002
  • « Rauschenberg », R.-S. Mattison, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2003
  • « R. : le monde comme images de reproduction », Y Ishaghpour Farrago, Tours 2003
  • « Robert Rauschenberg : Œuvres, écrits, entretiens », S. Hunter, Ed. Hazan, 2006
  • « Robert Rauschenberg : La rumeur du monde », D. Klébaner, Ed. Ides et Calendes, 2007
  • « Robert Rauschenberg », C. Craft, Ed. Phaidon, 2013
To read from the artist :
  • « Rauschenberg », interview by Barbara Rose, Vintage Books, New York, 1987
  • « The art of performance » (vidéo) in Rauschenberg foundation, 1997
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Art movements

+ NEW-DADAISM / 1950-1960 / General Idea, Nam June Paik, etc.
+ POP'ART / 1955-1970 / Pauline Boty, Sigmar Polke, Romero Britto, Tom Wesselmann, etc.
All art movements

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Beyond works currently in stock, it seemed to me useful to combine business with pleasure by letting you discover others works by artists in my gallery. These artworks, now sold or removed from our website, have been in our stock in the past.

These pages will undoubtedly make it possible for some of you to associate an image with its title or the other way round, for others it will be a good time to discover more on such and such artist. For the sake of confidentiality – the pieces being no longer available – we won't display neither their numbering or their price. For whatever reason, make sure to visit this amazing art database with to date 6441 online works just for your pleasure! Michelle Champetier

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