The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981–98) is exhibited for the first time in its entirety at Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Completed over a period of 17 years, the artwork is made up of 190 panels and interspersed sculptures. Often referred to as a self-contained retrospective, The 1/4 Mile reveals the broad scope of Rauschenberg's artistic practice and physically spans a combined length of a quarter mile.
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Installation view, Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile, 2018, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads, 1975 – 83 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in London is the first UK exhibition dedicated to the large-scale series Spreads that encapsulates many of Rauschenberg’s best-known motifs and materials, and prefigures his later innovations. Twelve key works from the Spreads series along with contemporaneous collage works on paper will be exhibited, reflecting Rauschenberg’s expansive practice and breadth of vision.
Installation view, Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads, 1975 – 83, 2018, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London. Photo Ben Westoby, Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.