Robert Rauschenberg
Glacial Decoy Series (Lithograph I) 1979

Artwork details

Robert Rauschenberg 1925–2008
Glacial Decoy Series (Lithograph I)
Date 1979
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 806 x 1213 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Not on display

Catalogue entry

P07381 [from] GLACIAL DECOY SERIES (LITHOGRAPH I) 1979 [P07381; P07445]

Inscribed ‘Rauschenberg 79’ bottom left and ‘3/28’
Lithograph, printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, 31 3/4×47 3/4 (80.5×121.2)
Purchased from Universal Limited Art Editions (Grant-in-Aid) 1980

In 1979 Rauschenberg was making a set of six etchings (the first he ever made) at ULAE, collectively titled ‘The Glacial Decoy Series’, using his own photographs photoetched and printed in sharp, cool colours. While that set was in preparation (it was finished in 1982), he made four related lithographs, much larger than the etchings, with brighter colours and a broader, more expansive overall image. He used similarly clear monotone printing, with the images sometimes reversed and doubled, from his own photographs.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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