Born October 22, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas and died May 12, 2008 in Captiva, Florida. Robert Rauschenberg is known for his work in the 1950s, a period in his career that was somewhere between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. His most significant encounter with art took place during this period during his studies at Black Mountain College where he met Josef Albers and John Cage, with whom he became very close, and then at the Art Students League in New York where he befriended Cy Twombly. During his first years in New York, he attracted attention with his Black Paintings and White Paintings. During this period he met Jasper Johns. Johns and Rauschenberg became lovers and their respective artistic approaches were strongly influenced by this relationship. He is an important member of the post-war American avant-garde. Alongside his colleague and friend Jasper Johns, he created works considered to be neo-dadaist. He turned away from Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s and anticipated the emergence of Pop Art in the 1960s. Known for his Combines paintings and sculptures that break the two dimensions of the canvas and his masterpiece of conceptual art "Erased de Kooning" (1953), Rauschenberg shows the influence of Marcel Duchamp in his work. Throughout his career, he continued to incorporate found materials into his paintings. In 2008, Rauschenberg died of a heart attack on Captive Island, Florida.
107,5 x 80 cm
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