Robert Rauschenberg


Robert Rauschenberg


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Port Arthur (Jefferson county, Texas, United States)

Robert Rauschenberg was an American graphic artist and painter born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 22, 1925. Born Milton Ernest Rauschenburg, he was educated at institutions such as Kansas City Art Institute and Academie Julian. He became well known for his progressive works such as "Combines," White Paintings, Red Paintings, and Black Paintings, and is generally classified as being a part of the Neo-Dada and Abstract Expressionism movements. In 1963 his untitled "combine" was a quintessential pop art piece, a movement that emerged in the mid-1950s and of which Rauschenberg was at the forefront. "Combines" merged Rauschenberg's love of painting and sculpting, but he also worked in photography, papermaking, printmaking, and performance. He was often quoted as saying he wished to work "in the gap between art and life," summarizing his belief that art objects and everyday objects were not so removed from one another as people seemed to think. This belief was perhaps best expressed in a sculpture/installment piece entitled Riding Bikes which he displayed in Berlin, Germany on a street corner in 1998. Ahead of his time, Rauschenberg and Billy Kluver collaborated in 1966 to launch Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), which is a non-profit established for the purpose of encouraging collaboration between artists and engineers. Continuing in his legacy of proving that art and life are one and the same, he created Currents, a 1970 silkscreen piece measuring 16.5 meters in length in which he used newspapers from the first two months of the year. In 2008, Rauschenberg passed away from heart failure after making a personal decision to be removed from life support. However, his legacy in art, performance, and life continues to live on and inspire others.


Robert Rauschenberg Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008) Rush I (from the Cloister series), 1980 Solvent transfer on paper and co
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008)Rush I (from the Cloister series), 1980Solvent transfer on paper and co...
Lot 72101
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008) Apple Run (Shiner), 1988 Silkscreen inks on mirrored steel 48 x 72 inches (
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008)Apple Run (Shiner), 1988Silkscreen inks on mirrored steel48 x 72 inches (...
Lot 72107
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Azure Reef (Renault Paper Work), 1984 Solvent transfer and acrylic on fabric laminated...
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)Azure Reef (Renault Paper Work), 1984Solvent transfer and acrylic on fabric laminated...
Lot 77049
Auction 5300
Monday, May 22, 2017
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008) Azure Reef (Renault Paper Work), 1984 Solvent transfer and acrylic on fabric...
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008)Azure Reef (Renault Paper Work), 1984Solvent transfer and acrylic on fabric...
Lot 72108
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008) Story Crates (from the Urban Bourbon series), 1989 Acrylic on enameled a
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (American, 1925-2008)Story Crates (from the Urban Bourbon series), 1989Acrylic on enameled a...
Lot 72109
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014

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