Art from Life: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg from the Marmor Foundation and the Fearer Family Collection
April 29 – September 24, 2006
This rotation of light-sensitive works in the Freidenrich Family Gallery surveys Rauschenberg's prints from the 1960s to the present. Drawing from everyday “found” imagery, the Western artistic tradition, and personal experience, the artist produces provocative compositions whose ingenuity and experimental character has enriched the art world for over half a century. Rauschenberg’s involvement with two of America's great fine art printers, Universal Limited Art Editions and Gemini G.E.L., gave the artist access to a spectrum of printing techniques and materials with which to develop an impressive graphic oeuvre. Masterpieces of his lithographic work from the early1960s include the complete Bellini and Ruminations series. Rauschenberg's experiments in paper-making and printing with examples from his Cardbirds and Pages and Fuses series are among the 30 works on view in the rotation.