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Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

Paintings

Nationality: American

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

Biography:
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

Item Realized
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), 1980 Solvent transfer on paper and co...
Lot 72101
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$168,000
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), 1988 Silkscreen inks on mirrored steel 48 x 72 inches (...
Lot 72107
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$119,000
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), 1984 Solvent transfer and acrylic on fabric laminated...
Lot 77049
Auction 5300
Monday, May 22, 2017
$112,500
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Composition, from The Man Ray Portfolio, 1975 Offset lithograph and screenprint co
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Composition, from The Man Ray Portfolio, 1975 Offset lithograph and screenprint co...
Lot 14094
Auction 191825
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
$937.50
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) L.A. Uncovered #8, 1998 Screenprint in colors along lower edge 30-3/4 x 22-1/4 inches
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) L.A. Uncovered #8, 1998 Screenprint in colors along lower edge 30-3/4 x 22-1/4 inches...
Lot 12097
Auction 191822
Thursday, May 31, 2018
$4,500.00

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Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Ship Captain Faces Charge in Oil Spill, from Peace Portfolio I, 1970 Offset lithog... (1...
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Ship Captain Faces Charge in Oil Spill, from Peace Portfolio I, 1970 Offset lithog... (1)

Auction 191830
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Arcanum VI, 1981 Screenprint in colors with collage on paper 22-3/4 x 15-1/2 inches (...
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Arcanum VI, 1981 Screenprint in colors with collage on paper 22-3/4 x 15-1/2 inches (... (1)

Auction 191835
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Storyline II, from Reels (B+C), 1968 Lithograph in colors on wove paper 22 x 18 i... (1)
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Storyline II, from Reels (B+C), 1968 Lithograph in colors on wove paper 22 x 18 i... (1)

Auction 191835
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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After Robert Rauschenberg X The Skateroom Sri Lanka VI, triptych, 2016 Screenprints in colors on skate decks 31 x 8 i...
After Robert Rauschenberg X The Skateroom Sri Lanka VI, triptych, 2016 Screenprints in colors on skate decks 31 x 8 i... (3)

Auction 191839
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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After Robert Rauschenberg Overdrive Triptych (set of three), 2017 Screenprint on skate decks 31 x 8 inches (78.7 x 2...
After Robert Rauschenberg Overdrive Triptych (set of three), 2017 Screenprint on skate decks 31 x 8 inches (78.7 x 2... (3)

Auction 191849
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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