Spartan (1991)

This is a nearly monochromatic series of silkscreened imagery taken from Rauschenberg’s own black-and-white photographs on enameled or anodized aluminum. The ground color and imagery are nearly identical in hue, recalling Rauschenberg’s earlier single-color paintings from the early 1950s. The series title is likely an acknowledgment of the spare color palette used for the imagery and its similarity to the background color.

Rauschenberg Orange Print
House Call (Spartan)
Solid Commitment (Spartan), 1991
Solid Commitment (Spartan)