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Rauschenberg at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, 1969. Photo: Sidney B. Felsen © 1969; Rauschenberg's Collection, 1954.

Foundation Announces Pioneering Fair Use Image Policy

Feb 2, 2016
We are pleased to announce a new Fair Use policy- the first to be adopted by an artist-endowed foundation–that will make images of Rauschenberg's artwork more accessible to museums, scholars, artists, and the public. This new policy comes at an important moment for image rights, as more institutions are providing free and open access to their archives and digitized collections. Prior to 2015, the Rauschenberg Foundation, like many artist foundations and estates, safeguarded the use of images through licensing agents. Over time, the Foundation observed that the fear of violating copyright...
Robert with 1/4 Mile
Rauschenberg working on The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981–98) in his Laika Lane studio, Captiva, Florida, ca. 1983. Photo: Attributed to Terry Van Brunt

Rauschenberg in China: The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece to travel nearly 7000 miles to be exhibited in Beijing, June 2016

Feb 2, 2016
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is delighted to announce that the artist's The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981–98) will be shown at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing from June 12–August 21, 2016. Comprised of approximately 190 parts and stretching over 1,500 feet, this work has been described as a self-contained retrospective, referring to significant developments throughout Rauschenberg's career. While it will be the first time this monumental artwork has been seen in Asia, it is thirty years since Rauschenberg’s ROCI CHINA was presented at the National Art Gallery,...
Neshat Prints
Shirin Neshat, Ghada and Sayed, 2013. Images courtesy Gladstone Gallery

Foundation Donates Limited Edition Shirin Neshat Prints to Universities Around the World to Encourage Dialogue

Dec 12, 2015
With support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Shirin Neshat created a series of portraits titled Our House is On Fire , a project that explored Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. The foundation is donating two limited edition prints from this series to thirty-three colleges and universities around the world. ​“Neshat's project embodies Rauschenberg’s own belief that art could change the dialogue for challenging international issues,” said Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. “Our goal with this donation is to encourage dialogue about the...
Glimcher OH News Post
The Anagram Series: Rauschenberg at Work, 2015. Video: color, 4 minutes 32 seconds. Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York. Original film footage shot by Film Odyssey, Inc., for the PBS documentary Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius. Courtesy Film Odyssey, Inc. All rights reserved. Licensed by Pace 2015.

New Oral History Featuring Founder of Pace Gallery; Footage of Rauschenberg Working in His Studio

Dec 12, 2015
The foundation is pleased to announce that Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun) will remain on view at Pace Gallery, 534 West 25 th Street, New York, until January 16, 2016. The exhibition showcases three powerful late series, begun in the mid-1990s, where Rauschenberg made digital color transfers from his own photographs, often taken during his extensive world travels. The Anagrams series (1995-7) first premiered at Pace in 1996, in an exhibition organized by the gallery’s founder, Arne Glimcher. Glimcher’s reminiscences of Rauschenberg and the Anagrams...
Rauschenberg Painting in All White
Rauschenberg working on Lilac Role [Anagram (A Pun)] (1997), Captiva Drive studio, Florida, 1997. Photo: George Holzer, courtesy of Saff Tech Arts

Rauschenberg's birthday celebrated with an exhibition of late works at Pace Gallery

Oct 10, 2015
On what would have been Robert Rauschenberg's 90th Birthday, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition of important late work by the artist opening at Pace Gallery. A public reception will be held tonight from 6 to 8 pm at 534 West 25th Street, New York. The exhibition will run from October 23 – December 12, 2015. Entitled Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun) , the exhibition includes works from three series made during the mid-1990s into the 2000s, where the artist revisited image transfer techniques which he first explored on a...
Rauschenberg Gives a Speech
Rauschenberg and a Tibetan official at the opening ceremony for ROCI TIBET, Revolutionary Exhibition Hall, Lhasa, December 5, 1985. Photo: Thomas Buehler

The ROCI Road to Peace: International Call for Student Artist Submissions

Sep 9, 2015
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Artsy, and Nicole Bray, the 2015 winner of the Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition, invite students enrolled at accredited institutions to submit artworks to be considered for inclusion in the inaugural Emerging Curator exhibition. The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar is inspired by the ethos of the original Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI, 1984–91)—to foster understanding and promote peace through art. The exhibition will be held at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland from December 5, 2015 – March 6,...
Mostly About RR
Film still from Mostly About Rauschenberg (1975), an unreleased film originally produced by Michèle Arnaud and Reiner Moritz, and directed by Christine Kozlov, Rauschenberg, and Mayo Thompson.

Exploring the Archives with the New York Times

Jun 6, 2015
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is in the early stage of processing our rich collection of archival materials. After learning about this exciting project, T: The New York Times Style Magazine visited the foundation to preview this comprehensive body of previously unexplored material on Rauschenberg’s life and career. View an exclusive interactive story on some of the treasures we have uncovered thus far at nytimes.com . Look for it in print in the June 12 issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine . To learn more about our archival collection and obtaining access to it, please visit the...
Earth Day Poster 1970
Earth Day, 1970

The 45th Anniversary of Earth Day Inspires a Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg’s Lifelong Commitment to Environmental Activism

Apr 4, 2015
The protection of the planet has been central to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s mission since its founding by the artist in 1990. In 1991, through the sale of an edition and poster designed by Rauschenberg, the foundation raised funds and greater awareness for the Earth Pledge that was announced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) that same year. The foundation continues to uphold that original pledge “to make the earth a secure and hospitable home for present and future generations.” For the next thirty days, in celebration of the forty-fifth...

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