Books & Commentary

Books and Commentary includes selected digitized publications; commentary and writings by Foundation staff; as well as other Foundation initiatives. When available, direct links are provided to full-text webpages, video recordings, or downloadable PDFs.


A Conversation with Kathy Halbreich, David White, Rachel Harrison, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, 2020

Digitized Publications

Sixty-nine digitized Rauschenberg-related publications from the 1950s - 1990s available via searchable full-text on the Internet Archive.

Robert Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms, 1991. Edited by Julia Blaut and Emily Braun. Hunter College and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, 2020

Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective. Edited by Walter Hopps and Susan Davidson. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1997

Commentary & Writings by Foundation Staff

Discussion with Helen Hsu and Calvin Brown in conjunction with the exhibition Time Capsule 1970: Rauschenberg’s Currents, Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 2021

Lecture by Julia Blaut, Schifano and Friends: Robert Rauschenberg in conjunction with the exhibition Facing America: Mario Schifano 1960, 1965, Center for Modern Italian Art, New York, 2021

A Conversation with Kathy Halbreich, David White, Rachel Harrison, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, 2020

"Rauschenberg and Race: Reading the Representation of African American Figures in the Art of Robert Rauschenberg, 1950–1970"  by Kristen Clevenson. Assemblage, Issue 1, fall 2020

Discussion with David White and Carrie Springer in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Five Decades from the Whitney’s Collection at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla., 2020

“Undrinking the River Lethe or Remembering to Subvert: Two Drawings by Robert Rauschenberg” by Helen Hsu. Master Drawings 57, no. 2, summer 2019

“Tripping on Stoned Moon” by Helen Hsu. Foam no. 47, 2017

Lecture Glass House Presents: David White in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works, Glass House, New Canaan, Conn., 2016