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					Robert Rauschenberg
  Combines and Photems
• Mr. Rauschenberg’s work gave new meaning to
  sculpture. “Canyon,” for instance, consisted of a stuffed
  bald eagle attached to a canvas. “Monogram” was a
  stuffed Angora goat girdled by a tire atop a painted
  panel. “Bed” entailed a quilt, sheet and pillow, slathered
  with paint, as if soaked in blood, framed on the wall.
  They all became icons of postwar modernism.
Canyon 1959 Combine Painting: Oil, pencil, paper, fabric,
metal, cardboard box, printed paper, printed reproductions,
photograph, wood, paint tube, bald eagle, string, pillow.
                                              A painter, photographer, printmaker,
                                              choreographer, onstage performer,
                                              set designer and, in later years, even
                                              a composer, Mr. Rauschenberg
                                              defied the traditional idea that an
                                              artist stick to one medium or style.
                                              He pushed, prodded and sometimes
                                              reconceived all the mediums in
                                              which he worked.




      Patrician Barnacle (Scale) 1981
 Solvent transfer, Acrylic, and Fabric with
mirrored plexiglas and stepladder on wood.
Photem Series #2 1981
Five Gelatin Silver Prints on Aluminum   Building on the legacies of
                                         Marcel Duchamp, Kurt
                                         Schwitters, Joseph Cornell and
                                         others, he thereby helped to
                                         obscure the lines between
                                         painting and sculpture, painting
                                         and photography, photography
                                         and printmaking, sculpture and
                                         photography, sculpture and
                                         dance, sculpture and
                                         technology, technology and
                                         performance art — not to
                                         mention between art and life.
Photem Series #10 1981 Five gelatin silver prints on aluminum
        The Interloper Tries His Disguises (Kabal American Zephyr) 1982
Solvent transfer on plywood with tire tread, iron wheel, and engraved brass plate.
Untitled For Studies From Chinese Summerhall , 1982-83 Color Photograph2
                        feet6 inches x 7 feet 4 inches

				
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