Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled (1963), originally done in oil and silkscreen inks on canvas, denotes his gradual shift to silkscreen painting in the early 1960s. The various images of John F. Kennedy, weather balloons, instruments, and plates create a field of association not unlike the deluge of information found in a newspaper or on television. The viewer’s eye revolves around the canvas, picking up symbols and visual clues, enacting a day-to-day perception not provided by the rigorous painting composition but by the often random collection of objects and images that one encounters just walking down the street. The introduction of this way of seeing into fine art is one of Rauschenberg’s most important contributions, and is reproduced on this poster.
- 20" H x 30” W
- Archival pigment prints on Lasal Moab 230gsm paper
Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY