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Artist Relief relaunched

Mar 3, 2021
We are excited to share that Artist Relief has relaunched! Artist Relief is open again thanks to a lead gift from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation that was successfully matched due to the generosity of the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, DeWitt Stern, a division of Risk Strategies Company, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort, Imperfect Family Foundation, Kinkade Family Foundation, Carolee Schneemann Foundation, Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and Teiger Foundation. Artist Relief will resume the fund from March 8th through June 23rd, 2021. They...
installation of Rauschenberg exhibition, black and grey paintings
Installation view: "Robert Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms," Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, October 22–December 5, 2020.

Robert Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris, October 22–December 5, 2020

Oct 10, 2020
"What [Rauschenberg] invented above all was […] a pictorial surface that let the world in again." —Leo Steinberg, 1972 "The surfaces swirl reflectively, their silvery, dreamy quality like so much brushy subconscious spillage. This is painting weather, Rauschenberg weather—instinctive, open, and pretty free." —David Salle, 2020 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris is pleased to present an exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s Night Shades and Phantoms from 1991, two series of metal paintings composed of silk-screened photographic images and gestural strokes on aluminium supports. Made during his decade...
Relief for artists affected by COVID-19

Artist Relief

Apr 4, 2020
To help artists affected by COVID-19, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has joined forces with our community as a funding partner for the Artist Relief , a new national, multidisciplinary initiative offering immediate individual grants of $5,000, as well as resources to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. Launching with over $10 million in contributions, the fund is orchestrated by a coalition of national arts grantmakers consisting of the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States...
Image citation: Robert Rauschenberg in front of his Vydock series photographed in his Laika Lane studio, Captiva, Florida, 1995. Photo: Ed Chappell. (c) Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Robert Rauschenberg in front of his Vydock series photographed in his Laika Lane studio, Captiva, Florida, 1995. Photo: Ed Chappell.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

Mar 3, 2020
New York, NY – The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has partnered with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new medical emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants . This marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need. Beginning in May 2020, the program will provide visual and media artists and choreographers with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical emergencies. “We are delighted to be...
rauschenberg at home
Rauschenberg at home, with his dog Laika, working on a transfer drawing, Lafayette Street, New York, 1968. Photo: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust

Rauschenberg From Home

Mar 3, 2020
Ranging from oral histories to focused artwork studies to digitized archives, the Rauschenberg Foundation has a multitude of resources on its website available for free. Our favorites are listed below or explore our site to find your own. Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project : Downloadable transcripts for over 50 interviews, as told by the artist’s family, friends, and many collaborators, conducted from 2014 – 2018. Art in Context : Individual artworks by Rauschenberg are examined within the scope of the artist’s work and life and within a broader art-historical and historical context...
Robert Rauschenberg  Pneumonia Lisa (Japanese Recreational Claywork), 1982  Transfer on high-fired Japanese art ceramic  32 1/4 x 86 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches (81.9 x 220 x 5.8 cm)  Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Robert Rauschenberg Pneumonia Lisa (Japanese Recreational Claywork), 1982 - Detail Transfer on high-fired Japanese art ceramic 32 1/4 x 86 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches (81.9 x 220 x 5.8 cm) Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Fair Use - Amicus Brief

Mar 3, 2020
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has filed an amicus brief in connection with Goldsmith v. The Andy Warhol Foundation - an important Second Circuit case about copyright’s fair-use doctrine. The Foundation submitted the amicus brief to propose a framework for understanding fair use that would maintain the proper balance between free expression and the protection of an artist’s creative work, and to provide a roadmap for how courts should determine whether a secondary work is “transformative” of the first. The Foundation argues that courts should undertake a two-step inquiry: First, the court...
2020 Archives Research Residents

2020 Archives Research Residency Recipients

Feb 2, 2020
The Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2020 Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency, a program for individuals interested in researching in the Rauschenberg Foundation Archives in New York City. Learn more about this year's residents, their upcoming research projects , and the Archives Research Residency program .
Residency 44 headshots of artists in residence


Feb 2, 2020
Visit the Artists-in-Residence page to learn more about this group of artists.