Robert RauschenbergPreview 1974

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Robert Rauschenberg (1925‑2008)
Date 1974
Medium2 works on fabric, lithograph and screenprint
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 1750 x 2045 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1982
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Catalogue entry

P07715 Preview 1974

From Hoarfrost Editions Lithograph with newsprint, screenprint transfers and collage on silk chiffon and silk taffeta fabric 68 7/8 × 80 1/2 (1750 × 2045) overall, printed by Ron McPherson, Charly Ritt, Anthony Zepeda, Ed Hamilton, Robert Knisel and Jeffery Wasserman at Gemini GEL, Los Angeles and published by Gemini GEL in an edition of 32
Inscribed ‘Rauschenberg 74’ b.l. and ‘A P II’
Purchased from Delahunty Gallery, New York (Grant-in-Aid) 1982
Lit: Ruth E. Fine, Gemini GEL Art and Collaboration, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. November 1984-February 1985, pp.112–13 (repr. in col.)

Ruth Fine writes that the images employed in the Hoarfrost Editions, of which there were nine, were taken from newspaper and magazine photographs either transferred direct or from specially printed offset lithographs depicting similar material. She states that the difference in the source of the pictorial matter is crucial to the variations in scale. In Preview, large, powerful images - classical sculpture and classic cars - evoking memories of earlier centuries or decades, are in marked contrast to the small scale documentary newspaper events… (read more)

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