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Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array III, 1988, Gift of Universal Limited Art Editions and the Artist, 1991.76.18

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Works by
Robert Rauschenberg
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Images by
Robert Rauschenberg
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Biography of
Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg's prints illustrated in the
Gemini G.E.L. Online Catalogue Raisonné

In Memoriam: Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008)

NGA Arttalk: Robert Rauschenberg: Part 1: Printmaking, Collaboration, and Language
Step behind the scenes of a world-class museum with Guests: Charles Ritchie, associate curator of modern prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art, and Mary Lynn Kotz, Rauschenberg biographer Listen | iTunes | RSS

NGA Arttalk: Robert Rauschenberg: Part 2: The Personal and the Global
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NGA Arttalk: Robert Rauschenberg: Part 3: Family Matters
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NGA Arttalk: Robert Rauschenberg: Part 4: Today's Work
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NGA Backstory: Rauschenberg's Experiments in Printmaking
Step behind the scenes of a world-class museum with host Barbara Tempchin and Charles Ritchie, associate curator of modern prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art.
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Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array III, 1988, Gift of Universal Limited Art Editions and the Artist, 1991.76.18 Drawn from more than 400 prints by Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925) that are a key component of the National Gallery of Art's collection of contemporary works on paper, the exhibition features approximately 60 examples from all periods of the artist's work in print media. It chronologically reviews the development of Rauschenberg's prints, from intimate, brushy lithographs studded with black-and-white media images to larger color impressions that combine sophisticated print processes. The artist has included new techniques such as digital imaging and experimented with unconventional papers, cardboard, fabric, and plastic. Similar to Rauschenberg's widely known "Combines," the prints appropriate the commonplace through his integration of images from newspapers, magazines, and his own photographs. Perhaps even more than his other works, Rauschenberg's prints celebrate unpredictability, created in a collaborative setting and cultivating possibilities in print technique.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by Lockheed Martin Corporation.