Robert Rauschenberg in his Pearl Street studio
Coming Soon Tate Modern Exhibition

Robert Rauschenberg

1 December 2016 – 2 April 2017

Free entry for Members

Robert Rauschenberg Pearl Street studio c1955 Rauschenberg in his Pearl Street studio with Satellite (1955) and the first state of Monogram (1955–59; first state 1955–56), New York, c.1955 The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York, USA)

Discover the modern American master who changed the face of art

Creating pop art alongside Andy Warhol and making an artwork out of his bed half a century before Tracey Emin, Robert Rauschenberg has been a global influence in the art world. This is the first major exhibition of his work in the UK for 35 years and the first retrospective of the artist since his death in 2008.

A Texan artist with a passion for the world, Rauschenberg refused to accept conventional categories of what was and wasn’t art. His quest for innovation was fired by his boundless curiosity and enthusiasm for new ways of making, from painting to performance art. He worked with mass, popular and trash imagery and materials – paint, silk-screen printing, found objects, newspapers, politicians, sportsmen, and pop stars. Iconic works from his six decade career include large-scale pop art screen prints picturing the likes of JF Kennedy; Monogram, a paint splattered taxidermy goat in a car tyre surrounded by street signs; and Bed, soiled sheets spattered with brushmarks.

Collage with image of President John Kennedy

Robert Rauschenberg Retroactive II 1964, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)


Monochrome collage with screen print

Robert Rauschenberg Almanac 1962, Tate

Robert Rauschenberg, Charlene, 1954, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Robert Rauschenberg Charlene 1954, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram, 1988-56, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Robert Rauschenberg Monogram 1988-56, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Robert Rauschenberg, Triathlon (Scenario), 2005, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

Robert Rauschenberg Triathlon (Scenario) 2005, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Spread), 1983, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

Robert Rauschenberg Untitled (Spread) 1983, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

Original, thought-provoking, witty and at times wild, this retrospective is a rare opportunity to discover the work of a remarkable artist whose influence is still felt today.

Exhibition organised by Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art, New York


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1 December 2016 – 2 April 2017


£18.50 FREE for Members

Adult £18.50 (without donation £16.80)
Concession £16.50 (without donation £15)
Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)
Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery
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