Robert Rauschenberg 1925 - 2008

Provenance

Ace Gallery, Vancouver, acquired directly from the artist

Susan Davidson, Toronto

Peter Freeman Gallery, New York

Lewis Marx, New York

Private Collection

Exhibitions

Copenhagen, Gallerie Faurshou, Robert Rauschenberg: Works from the 1960's, 8 February - 17 March 2005, p36, illus colour, pl.27

New York, Jonathan O'Hara Gallery, Robert Rauschenberg Transfer Drawings from the 1960s, 8 February - 17 March 2007, cat no.27, illus colour, p48

New York, Stellan Holm Gallery, Robert Rauschenberg: Transfer Drawings 1958-1969, 1 November 2011 - 1 January 2012

Description

1968 is the year of RKF's assassination and of OJ Simpson's Heisman trophy win, and he and his teammates, highlight in blue, rub shoulders with grinning US politicians, a heady mixture of sports and the body politic. The wives, including Lady Bird Johnson and Mrs Spiro Agnew, inhabit a separate universe on the sheet. A pressure gage, a spark plug and a jigsaw point to impeding change on the American scene.