Combine (1954–64)

“Combine” is a term Rauschenberg invented to describe a series of works that combine aspects of painting and sculpture. Virtually eliminating all distinctions between these artistic categories, the Combines either hang on the wall or are freestanding. With the Combine series, Rauschenberg endowed new significance to ordinary objects by placing them in the context of art.

Untitled
1954
ca. 1954
Red Painting 1953-54
Red Interior
1954
1954
Untitled, 1954
Untitled
1954
1954
Untitled
1954
1954
Collection by Robert Rauschenberg 1954/1955
Collection
1954
1954/1955
Minutiae 1954
Minutiae
1954
1954
Paint Cans by Robert Rauschenberg 1954
Paint Cans
1954
1954
Charlene, 1954
Charlene
1954
1954
Untitled
1954
1954
Rauschenberg Untitled 1954
Untitled
1954
ca. 1954
Bantam, 1955
Bantam
1955
1955
Satellite
1955
1955
Bed 1955
Bed
1955
1955
Short Circuit
Short Circuit
1955
1955
Odalisk, 1955/1958
Odalisk
1955
1955/1958
Untitled
1955
ca. 1955
Rebus, 1955
Rebus
1955
1955
Interview
1955
1955
Levee
1955
1955
Hymnal
1955
1955
Gloria, 1956
Gloria
1956
1956
 Rauschenberg, 1956: 'Rhyme'
Rhyme
1956
1956
Hazard by Robert Rauschenberg, 1957
Hazard
1957
1957
Painting with Red Letter S
1957
1957
Wager, 1957–59
Wager
1957
1957–59
Memorandum of Bids, 1957
Memorandum of Bids
1957
1957
Factum I, 1957
Factum I
1957
1957
Factum I, 1957
Factum II
1957
1957
The Tower 1957
The Tower
1957
1957
Coca-Cola Plan, 1958
Coca-Cola Plan
1958
1958
Curfew, 1958
Curfew
1958
1958
Talisman, 1958
Talisman
1958
1958
Forge
1959
1959
Robert Rauschenberg Collage
Migration
1959
1959
Summerstorm 1959
Summerstorm
1959
1959
Robert Rauschenberg Trophy I
Trophy I (for Merce Cunningham)
1959
1959
Kickback
1959
1959
Canyon, 1959
Canyon
1959
1959
Backwash, 1959
Backwash
1959
1959
Inlet
1959
1959
Robert Rauschenberg, Broadcast 1959
Broadcast
1959
1959
Double Feature by Robert Rauschenberg, 1959
Double Feature
1959
1959
Magician, 1959
Magician
1959
1959
Pail for Ganymede
1959
1959
Bride's Folly
1959
1959
Winter Pool, 1959
Winter Pool
1959
1959
Monogram
Monogram
1955
1955–59
Gift for Ileana, 1959
Gift for Ileana
1959
1959
Three Traps for Medea, 1959
Three Traps for Medea
1959
1959
Painting with Grey Wing, 1959
Painting with Grey Wing
1959
1959
Allegory, 1959–60
Allegory
1959
1959–60
Nettle by Robert Rauschenberg, 1960
Nettle
1960
1960
Diplomat, 1960
Diplomat
1960
1960
Pilgrim, 1960
Pilgrim
1960
1960
Summer Rental + 1, 1960
Summer Rental + 1
1960
1960
Detail of Summer Rental + 3, 1960
Summer Rental + 3
1960
1960
Studio Painting, 1960–61
Studio Painting
1960
1960–61
Trophy II (for Teeny and Marcel Duchamp), 1960
Trophy II (for Teeny and Marcel Duchamp)
1960
1960
Trophy III (for Jean Tinguely), 1961
Trophy III (for Jean Tinguely)
1961
1961
Black Market
1961
1961
First Landing Jump, 1961
First Landing Jump
1961
1961
Third Time Painting, 1961
Third Time Painting
1961
1961
Pantomime
Pantomime
1961
1961
Aen Floga
Aen Floga
1961
1961
Trophy IV (for John Cage)
1961
1961
Empire I
1961
1961
Empire II 1961
Empire II
1961
1961
Rigger, 1961
Rigger
1961
1961
Door, 1961
Door
1961
1961
First Time Painting 1961
First Time Painting
1961
1961
Magician II, 1961
Magician II
1961
1961
Slug, 1961
Slug
1961
1961
Blue Eagle, 1961
Blue Eagle
1961
1961
Stripper, 1962
Stripper
1962
1962
Trophy V (for Jasper Johns), 1962
Trophy V (for Jasper Johns)
1962
1962
Inside-Out
1962
1962
Wooden Gallop, 1962
Wooden Gallop
1962
1962
Ace, 1962
Ace
1962
1962
Dylaby
1962
1962
Rauschenberg Public Telephone
Art Box
1963
1963
Gold Standard
1964
1964
Story by Robert Rauschenberg, 1964
Story
1964
1964
Rauschenberg_GiftforApollo_1959
Gift for Apollo
1959
1959