Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha Benefit Poster for Change, Inc.
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008) and Ed Ruscha (California, born 1937)
Untitled (Change, Inc. benefit poster), 1978
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower left and upper right
Published by Change, Inc., West, Los Angeles
Printed by Alan Printing and Litho, Los Angeles
Photocopy of relevant newspaper clipping to the verso
Rauschenberg was a “Neo-Dada” Abstract Expressionist who is most well known for his mixed media and found object works. After service in the U.S. Navy, Rauschenberg studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute, the Académie Julian in Paris, and Black Mountain College. In the mid-1950s he began working on his self-coined “Combines”, works which combined both painting and sculpture. Working across a variety of mediums in his career, Rauschenberg would later develop works in serigraphs, textiles, photography, and performance. His early works served as a precursor to the American Pop Art movement. Rauschenberg’s works can be found in a variety of institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim, and more.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- light accretions to the image; minor warping to the paper; minor scratches and abrasions to the glaze and frame throughout.
- measures the frame; image measures 23" W x 35" H.