Robert Rauschenberg

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Robert Rauschenberg

4,000.00

Features #76

Silkscreen on Aqua B 844 paper, 1970

Edition of 50

Signed in pencil lower right

From Currents series

35 x 35 inches (image)

40 x 40 inches (sheet)

Condition: excellent

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This Currents series was co-published by Dayton’s Gallery 12, Minneapolis and Castelli Graphics, New York.

Robert Rauschenberg’s Currents series was created from screen-printed extracts from major metropolitan newspapers from January and February of 1970. The series represents a kind of fusion of art and journalism, as well as high and low culture.

Rauschenberg had this to say about the series: I want to shake people awake. I want people to look at the material and react to it. I want to make them aware of individual responsibility, both for themselves and for the rest of the human race. It has become easy to be complacent about the world…. I made [Currents] as realistically as I could, as austerely as possible, in the most direct way I knew how, because, knowing that it was art, people had to take a second look, at least, at the facts they were wrapping their garbage in. [Quote from lacma.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/new-acquisition-robert-rauschenberg-currents/]