Robert Rauschenberg 1925 - 2008

Provenance

Acquired from the artist

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto

Janie C.Lee Gallery, Dallas

Private Collection, North Carolina

Pace Wildenstein, New York

Exhibitions

New York, The Whitney Museum of Art, American Drawings 1963- 1973, 25 May- 22 June 1973, illus b/w, p43

New York, Jonathan O'Hara Gallery, Robert Rauschenberg Transfer Drawings from the 1960s, 8 February- 17 March 2007, cat no.39, illus colour, p61

Description

Submitted by the artist to the Whitney's 'American Drawing' show of 1973, this two-sheet work contains a compendium of Rauschenberg's political and artistic lexicon. The upper sheet includes images of Barry Goldwater (whose face is cancelled out by two strokes of Rauschenberg's crayon0 and Denny McClain, Detroit's first and only pitcher to win 30 games. The negative pace in the upper sheet reappears as a positive in the bottom sheet, literally crammed with overlapping headlines.