Robert Rauschenberg born 1925
P77146 The Razorback Bunch (Etching I)1980
Etching 735 x 575 (29 x 22 5/8) on Twinrocker paper, same size; printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, Long Island in an edition of 24
Inscribed ‘Rauschenberg 15/24 80' b.l.
Purchased at Sotheby's, New York (Grant-in-Aid) 1985
Lit:Colta Ives, ‘Razorback Country', Art News, Sept. 1982, pp.62-3
P77146 was executed in 1980 and is the first in a series of seven etchings entitled ‘The Razorback Bunch' which Rauschenberg completed in 1983. The title is an allusion to the fact that all the etchings incorporate photographs which Rauschenberg took in the southern United States, an area where the wild hog with a characteristic ridge-like back is indigenous…