Phantoms (1991)

Made at the same time as the gray-and-black Night Shade paintings (1991), the imagery in the Phantom series is pale and ghost-like. Rauschenberg silkscreened imagery from his own black-and-white photographs on anodized mirrored aluminum surfaces using clear epoxy and acrylic inks. Due to the mirrored support, the negative space in the Phantom paintings clearly reflects their surroundings.