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.

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