North African Collages (1952)

Made in Italy and North Africa, this series of collages was executed on cardboard inserts from laundered shirts using local printed papers and old engravings found in bookstalls and flea markets. Approximately forty years later, Rauschenberg produced a suite of print facsimiles 50 percent larger than the original works titled Shirtboards—Morocco/Italy, 1952 (1991).