Transom (1989)

Transom is a small series comprised of two works on aluminum. The multipanel supports are irregularly shaped, perhaps assembled from leftover scraps of enameled and anodized mirrored aluminum from concurrent metal painting series such as Shiners (1986–93) and Urban Bourbons (1988–96). In addition to silkscreened images of Rauschenberg’s own photographs over color-blocked backgrounds, these works incorporate large bold letters and numbers, forming codes, words, or word fragments.

Xtra (Transom)
Xtra (Transom)
Sawgrass Memory (Transom), 1989
Sawgrass Memory (Transom)