Robert Rauschenberg

(American, 1925–2008)

 

Title: 7 Characters, Light, 1982
Medium: Mixed Media, unique with mirror and fabric
Size: 30.5 x 26.5 in. (77.5 x 67.3 cm.)
Size Notes: framed 43 x 31 x 2.375 inches
Movement: Contemporary
Catalogue: Inventory Catalogue
Price: Price on Request - CONTACT FENTON FINE ARTS

 

Robert Rauschenberg, 7 Characters, Light, 1982


Biography

TIMELINE

1925
Born in Port Arthur, TX

1947 - 1948
Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KS

1947
Studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, France

1948 - 1949
Studied at the Black Mountain College, Asheville, NC under Josef Albers. Met Cunningham and John Cage

1949 - 1952
Studied at the Art Students League in New York, NY

1952 - 1953
Traveled to Europe and North Africa with Cy Twombly

1953
Met Jasper Johns who became a great influence to his work. The two artists shared neighboring studios.

1962
Made his first lithograph at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) in West Islip, NY

1964

Grand prize in painting at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1966
Experimented with electronics in his art

1970
Created the first Earth Day poster
Established a permanent residence and studio in Captiva, FL

1984
Began "The Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange"

1985 - 1991
ROCI—Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange

1990
Started The Rauschenberg Foundation, a non-profit entity devoted to projects that increase public awareness about subjects of vital interest to the artist
Created the 20th anniversary Earth Day poster

2008
Died in Captiva, FL


EXHIBITIONS

1951
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

1963
Retrospective, Jewish Museum, New York, NY (solo)

1964
Robert Rauschenberg, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (solo)

1965
Rauschenberg: 34 Drawings for Dante's Inferno, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (solo)

1968
Rauschenberg: Soundings, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (solo)

1969
Robert Rauschenberg in Black and White, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Robert Rauschenberg: Selections, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (solo)

1970
Robert Rauschenberg : prints 1948-1970, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (solo)

1970 - 1971
Stoned moon series, Lithographien 1969-1970, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland

1980
Robert Rauschenberg, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)

1981
Rauschenberg in the Rockies, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)

1982
Rauschenberg in China, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (solo)

1984
Rauschenberg/Performance, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (solo)

1985
Rauschenberg, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Robert Rauschenberg, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Spain (solo)

1986
Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949–1984, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (solo)

1987
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1988
Rauschenberg, 34 Drawings for Dante's Inferno and Selections from the Drawings Collection, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (solo)

1989
Robert Rauschenberg Bellini Series, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

1990
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Robert Rauschenberg Soviet American Array, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

1991
Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950s, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)

1992
Robert Rauschenberg: Wax Fire Works, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1993
Robert Rauschenberg, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain (solo)

1994
Albers, Rauschenberg, Stella - Graphik 1967-1970, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich

1995
Robert Rauschenberg: Sculpture, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (solo)
Quake in Paradise - A Labyrinth, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Rauschenberg, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

1996
Robert Rauschenberg - Anagrams, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY;Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Major Printed Works, 1962 1995, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL (solo)

1997
Retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY in collaboration with the Menil Collection, Houston, TX Travelled to the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain)(solo)

1998
Robert Rauschenberg. Obra gráfica 1967-1979, Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani (Fundación Juan March), Palma de MallorcaSpain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Retrospectiva, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Anagrams (A Pun), Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

1999
Robert Rauschenberg - Malerei, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Robert Rauschenberg - Obra gráfica (1967-1979), Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA(solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Photographs, Galleria Rubin, Milano, Italy (solo)

2000
Robert Rauschenberg - Apogamy Pods, PaceWildenstein, New York City, NY(solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Darryl Pottorf, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
Robert Rauschenberg - Synapsis Shuffle, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
Highlights of Late 20th-Century Art from the Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Robert Rauschenberg: Recent Work, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL (solo)

2001
Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Robert Rauschenberg - Ruminations, Völcker & freunde gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Marrakech, La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Short Stories, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

2003
Popular, Pop & Post-Pop: Color Screenprints 1930s to Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Prints & Unique Work, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)2002
An American Legacy, A Gift to New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Robert Rauschenberg - Les dix dernières années, Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Short Stories, Waddington Galleries, London, UK (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Recent Work, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (solo)

2013

Contemporary Art - Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL 
Rauschenberg at Gemini - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA 
The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns - Barbican Art Gallery, London 
The Artist and the Poet - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York 
The 60s In The Guggenheim Collections. From Informel To Pop Art - Peggy Guggenheim 
Robert Rauschenberg - Jammers - Gagosian Gallery, London (England) 
Multiples - Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2012
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (solo) 
Early Photographs - Gagosian Gallery, London (England) 
North African Collages and Scatole Personali c. 1952 - Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York City, NY 
Robert Rauschenberg and His Contemporaries: Works from the Collections of Martina Hamilton and Hamilton College - GRAM - Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 
Robert Rauschenberg - 5 Decades of Printmaking - Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011
Rauschenberg: Prints from Universal Limited Art Editions, 1962-2008 - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK 
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG - Gagosian Gallery, Paris 
Rock, Paper, Scissor - Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City, NY 
Selected Prints By Robert Rauschenberg From The Mfah Collection - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX 
Robert Rauschenberg - Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX 
Open Score By Robert Rauschenberg - Seventeen Gallery, London (England) 
Robert Rauschenberg: Botanical Vaudeville - Inverleith House, Edinburgh (Scotland) 
Rauschenberg Print - RH Gallery, New York City, NY

2010
Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg's America, MMoCA, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (solo)
Uma Aventura Moderna - Coleção de Arte Renault, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Black Cube Gallery, Barcelona
Rauschenberg at Gemini, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (solo)

2009
Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (solo)
Au Courant: Robert Rauschenberg‘s Currents, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia: 1860-1989, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2008
Robert Rauschenberg: Runts, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Artist-Citizen: Posteres for a Better World, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL (solo)
Whatever is There is a Truth, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, The Lotus Series, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York City, NY;Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Prints/Editions 1962-78, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg in the Collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (solo)
Rauschenberg: Booster, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo) 
Rauschenberg, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (solo) 
Robert Rauschenberg - Travelling '70 - '76, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios, Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA (solo) 
Robert Rauschenberg, graficá 1976-2000, La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2007
Rauschenberg. Express, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Nothing and everything, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Robert Rauschenberg: Cardboards and Related Pieces, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Selected Works 1974 - 1999, Michael Schultz Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Three Decades, Galleri Faurschou, Beijing, China (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Let the World In, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: em viagem 70-76, Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

2006

Robert Rauschenberg, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Corea (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, MOCA THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Spread and Scale, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Art from Life: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA (solo)
Focus Room. Robert Rauschenberg, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, GA (solo)
Rauschenberg: Prints, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

2005
Rauschenberg - Rosenquist - Lichtenstein, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany (solo)
Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns, Rauschenberg, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Robert Rauschenberg: on and off the wall, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice, Nice, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg-Combines, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, IN (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (solo)

2004
Mostly Photography - Art since 1980 from the Collection, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
What´s modern?, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Made in USA popart, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, France
Robert Rauschenberg, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
15 Minutes of Fame: 20 Years of Pop Prints, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 
Robert Rauschenberg, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Robert Rauschenberg: Current Scenarios, Wadsworth Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scent and Pull, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Austin Museum of Art - AMOA, Austin, TX
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Tate Britain, London, UK
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona , Spain
Les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Musée d´Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice, Nice, France
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

LITERATURE

2009
Brown, Trisha and Mimi Thompson. Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts. New York, NY: Guggenheim Publications, 2009 (catalogue)

2007
Selected Works 1974 - 1999. Berlin, Germany: Michael Schultz Gallery, 2007 (catalogue)

2006
Robert Rauschenberg Combines. Paris, France: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2006 (catalogue)

2003
Ishagpour, Youssef. Rauschenberg, Le monde comme images de reproduction. Tours, France: Farrago, 2003

1993
Krauss, Rosalind. "Rauschenberg et l’image matérialisée”, in L’originalité de l’avant-garde et autres mythes modernistes, Paris, France: Macula, 1993

1981
Rauschenberg photographe. Paris, France: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 1981 (catalogue)