P07444 WATER STOP 1968
Inscribed ‘Rauschenberg 68’ bottom right and ‘TP 2/2’
Lithograph, printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions in an edition of 28, 54 1/4×31 3/4 (137.5×80.2)
Purchased from Universal Limited Art Editions (Grant-in-Aid) 1980
Lit: op.cit., Pennsylvania no.53 op.cit., Minneapolis no.50
One of Rauschenberg's most complex prints, made between Autumn 1967 and May 1968, the print contains imagery relating to Robert Kennedy's candidacy for President. The edition was completed a week before his assassination. In this and other prints of the same date Rauschenberg used current magazines from the news stands for source material, seeking a vivid immediacy and relevance that his accumulated stocks of source material could not supply.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984