Robert Rauschenberg American, 1929–2008
The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography 1968
photolithograph on paper, three parts
66-1/8 x 48-3/4 in. each sheet; 198-3/8 x 146-1/4 in. overall
Edition of 2,000 (unnumbered)
Published by Broadside Art, Inc., New York
Signaling a number of Robert Rauschenberg’s aesthetic, biographical, and performative concerns, The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography combines key motifs from this seminal American artist’s oeuvre in a monumental vertical triptych. The first panel joins an x-ray portrait of the artist with his astrological chart (Libra); the second features autobiographical text spiraling around a childhood photograph; and the third sheet presents an image of Rauschenberg performing his first dance piece, Pelican, as well as a picture of the New York skyline and a navigational sounding chart.
Image caption: Art © Robert Rauschenberg Estate/VAGA, New York, NY