Poster from the year 1982 advertising a March 13, 1982 concert by composer John Cage (1912-1992), the poster by the famous, important contemporary American artist ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008). The offset original poster (not a later reproduction) featuring a collage of typical Rauschenberg imagery measures 42" by 29 3/4" and is presented currently in a light wood strip frame. Rauschenberg, according to the askart listing, is "one of the major artists of his generation, credited with Jasper Johns of breaking the stronghold of Abstract Expressionism". He is known for his assemblage, conceptualist methods, printmaking, experimentation with untraditional materials. Rauschenberg anticipated Pop Art, Conceptualism and Minimalism. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in the late 1940's, and at Black Mountain College in North Carolina under Josef and Anni Albers. Further training at the Art Students League followed, under Morris Kantor and Vaclav Vytlacil. The importance of Rauschenberg's contribution to modern art is reflected in the prices his paintings and sculptures achieve at major auction----a number of pieces have exceeded $10 million, and many have sold in the millions. This poster is in generally very good condition. I note an insect or two under the glass, which should be removed for safe shipping (this large a sheet of glass is likely to break in shipping). The frame is slightly loose at a corner. See a hand signed work by the artist in my shop. This could possibly be rolled in a sturdy tube to save on shipping if you intend to re-frame anyway. Contact me to discuss.
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