In honor of today’s opening of “Rauschenberg: The ¼ Mile” exhibition at @lacma, we share a smiley snapshot of Rauschenberg next to a totemic stack of #books, part of “The ¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece,” at the 1984 opening of “The 1st 400 Feet or More than 1/2 a Furlong of the 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece,” at the Center for Fine Arts in Miami
While the Miami exhibition only displayed the initial segment of #Rauschenberg’s 190-panel work, the present Los Angeles exhibition will feature the monumental work in its entirety, for the first time in the piece’s installation history. Created over a span of 17 years, the total artwork measures approximately a quarter mile in length, with panels extending across the perimeter of the exhibition space and a variety of sculptural works dotting the open center.
Swipe through to see the #book tower sculpture being installed by our crew this past week and then in its final installation at LACMA!
Visit “Rasuchenberg: The ¼ Mile” at LACMA today until June 9, 2019 to view Rauschenberg’s “The ¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece.” #RauschenbergQuarterMile
Photo 1 credit: Rauschenberg at The 1st 400 Feet or More than 1/2 a Furlong of the 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, Center for Fine Arts, Miami, Terry Van Brunt.
Video credit: Video filmed by LACMA Assistant Curator Katia Zavistovski featuring RRF Head of Art Services Thomas Roach, Music by @benseretan
Photo 2 credit: Installation view, Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 28, 2018–June 9, 2019, © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA