Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008); Signs;

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Lot 145
Robert Rauschenberg
(1925-2008)
Signs

Sold for US$ 27,575 inc. premium
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
Signs, 1970
Screenprint in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 119/250, published/printed by Castelli Graphics/ Styria Studio, New York, with full margins, framed.
35 1/4 x 26 3/4in (89.5 x 67.9cm)
sheet 42 3/4 x 33 3/4in (108.5 x 85.6cm)

Footnotes

  • In 1969, Time magazine commissioned Rauschenberg to create a cover celebrating the 1970s. To their dismay, he chose to reflect on the turbulent previous decade, and the cover was axed. Composed of cuttings from magazines and newspapers, Signs as Rauschenberg called it, documents the key, mostly tragic events of 1960s America. Pictures of JFK, his brother Robert and Martin Luther King, all assassinated, jostle with images of injured soldiers from Vietnam, anti-war demonstrators, civil rights marchers, Janis Joplin and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. At the time, Leo Castelli, Rauschenberg's art dealer, thought the cover important enough to publish as an edition, and in the almost 50 years since, it has become one of the artist's most important prints.
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