Robert RauschenbergVisitation II 1965

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Artist
Robert Rauschenberg (1925‑2008)
Title
Visitation II
Date 1965
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 765 x 564 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1985
Reference
P77107
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Summary

This is the second of a pair of lithographs bearing the title Visitation which Rauschenberg made in 1965. Both were printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, New York, Visitation I in an edition of 42, Visitation II in an edition of 44. In each print the photographic imagery and its arrangement within the composition are the same: at top right there is a horse and jockey; to the left of centre, the head of a trumpet-player; at right centre, a larger image of a domestic interior, and at bottom centre, a farmer in checked shirt and peaked cap standing in a ploughed field and inspecting a box of plants. This final image also appears in Pledge, 1968 (Tate Gallery P77108). The use of photographic imagery is central to Rauschenberg's art and particularly to his printmaking… (read more)

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