Robert Rauschenberg
Night Grip 1966

Artwork details

Robert Rauschenberg 1925–2008
Night Grip
Date 1966
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 633 x 457 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Not on display

Catalogue entry

P07498 NIGHT GRIP 1966

Inscribed ‘Rauschenberg 66’ bottom right and ‘HC 3/10’
Lithograph, printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, New York, in an edition of 35, 25×18 (63.3×45.7)
Purchased at Christie's, New York (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Lit: Rauschenberg Graphic Art (exh. catalogue), Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania 1970, no.34
Robert Rauschenberg Prints 1948–1970 (exh. catalogue), Minneapolis Institute of Arts 1970, no.36

This print was made for the New Lincoln School in New York. It appears to be the only lithograph made in 1966; inclusion of a rocket in the imagery anticipates the ‘Stoned Moon’ series (33 lithographs made at Gemini, G.E.L. Los Angeles, 1969 to commemorate the launching of Apollo II).

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

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