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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...
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...
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 .
Primary Mobiloid Glut, 1988, from the series Gluts
Primary Mobiloid Glut, 1988, from the series Gluts

Robert Rauschenberg: Five Decades from the Whitney’s Collection at the Norton Museum of Art, February 21 – June 28, 2020

Jan 1, 2020
Presenting a concise survey of the radical work of Robert Rauschenberg, this exhibition traces the arc of the artist’s career, from the 1950s to the 1990s, through his pioneering use of media and imagery from popular culture. Rauschenberg manipulated everyday objects in his Combines and subsequently created hybrid works that combined painting, sculpture, collage, photography, and printmaking. The Norton is pleased to present key examples from five decades of his career, exemplifying his unconventional approach to materials and the creative process, one that has profoundly influenced younger...
Installation View, Robert Rauschenberg Against the Grid
Untitled drawings by Rauscehnberg from 1983, exhibited at Pace Gallery Seoul. Photo by Sangtae Kim

Robert Rauschenberg Against the Grid: Drawings, 1983

Sep 9, 2019
Seoul, August 23, 2019 – Pace Gallery will present a solo exhibition of never-before-exhibited works on paper by Robert Rauschenberg, whose unconventional approach to art anticipated and catalyzed the Pop Art movement of the sixties. Created in 1983, this select group of thirteen drawings both expand and challenge our understanding of the artist’s diverse multi-media practice that spans painting, photography, printmaking, papermaking, sculpture, and performance. Building on Rauschenberg’s signature style of juxtaposing real-world images, sourced from magazines and newspapers, alongside found...
2019 Archives Research Residency Grantees

2019 Archives Research Residency Recipients

Feb 2, 2019
The Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2019 Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency, a program for individuals interested in researching in the Rauschenberg Foundation Archives in New York City. This year’s winners, from six different countries, will be in residence at the Foundation throughout 2019. Visit the Archives Research Residency webpage to learn more about the program as well as the 2019 residents and their research projects.
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Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads, 1975–83 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Nov 11, 2018
First UK Exhibition Dedicated to Rauschenberg's Major Series of Spreads , Inspired by "Autobiographical Feelings," After His Celebrated Combines “They are more like ideas than objects―reels of association run through the projector of a mind unusually sensitive to the up-and-down jangles of modern life.” - Thomas B. Hess Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, together with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, presents the first UK exhibition dedicated to the American artist’s remarkable Spreads , a series that occupies an important position in his oeuvre. The large-scale Spreads (1975–83) encapsulate...
Rauschenberg Construction Zone Sculpture

Rauschenberg: the 1/4 Mile and In and About L.A. at LACMA

Oct 10, 2018
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile , an expansive installation featuring pioneering American artist Robert Rauschenberg’s magnum opus The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981–98). Completed over a period of 17 years, The 1/4 Mile is composed of 190 panels that, combined, measure approximately 1,000 feet—or nearly a quarter mile—in length. Signifying the distance between Rauschenberg’s studio and his home on Captiva Island, Florida, the quarter-mile span is representative of the artist’s central belief in working in the “gap between” art and life...