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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation  Fosters the artistic and philanthropic legacy of artist Robert Rauschenberg.

"I saw this in my 20s at MoMA, when I was in graduate school. I had never seen an object painted so that it cast a color on the adjacent wall. It opened me up to the possibilities of what art can do." - artist Marilyn Minter shares that Rauschenberg's Untitled (Early Egyptian), 1973 was a major source of inspiration. 
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Rauschenberg's "Early Egyptian" series consists of sculptural works made from cardboard boxes coated with glue, rolled in sand, or wrapped in gauze, and often painted with Day-Glo #paint. This particular example masquerades as a crumbling #ruin with a tethered appendage, and its luminescent paint reflects on the wall next to the work.
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What #Rauschenberg work most inspires you?
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Read more about @marilynminter and her top #influences in the full article here: @nadnowjournal

We look forward to seeing the recently opened Andy Warhol retrospective @whitneymuseum! Here are #RobertRauschenberg and #AndyWarhol posing together for an informal portrait, circa 1986-87. Photo: Baird Jones

In observance of Veteran’s Day, we thank our nation’s military #veterans and all those who have served and continue to serve our country. #neverforget
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Rauschenberg was drafted into the U.S. Navy and completed his #recruit training during the summer of 1944.
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A year spent in the #military was quite formative for Rauschenberg: It was at naval boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, that he began to realize his affinity for drawing, sketching portraits for fellow GIs to send home to their families.
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While stationed as a neuropsychiatric technician in the #Navy Hospital Corps at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Rauschenberg had his first visit to an art museum, the nearby @thehuntingtonlibrary, which would ultimately inspire him to become an artist.
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Credit: Clipping from the Port Arthur News, includes photo of #Rauschenberg in his U.S. Navy uniform, 1944.

Today is #ElectionDay! November 6th marks the day for voting in the United States midterm #elections, held at the halfway point of the presidential term, in which one-third of Senators and all of the House of Representatives are elected.
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Pictured above is a print made by #RobertRauschenberg in 2000 for a midterm Senate campaign. Prints such as this one produced by @ulaestudio and made in an edition of 100, allowed Rauschenberg to reach a wide audience at a relatively low cost. Here, an assemblage of photographs taken by Rauschenberg are printed and pigmented with the colors of the #American flag. The work brings together patriotic motifs and #political party mascots (the donkey and the elephant) in a harmonious composition, which still encourages the viewer to exercise her or his right to #vote today.
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Artwork: Rauschenberg, "Hillary Rodham Clinton Campaign Print," 2000.

The artists of Residency 35 have arrived in Captiva! Follow along at @rauschenbergresidency for more photos and info on their work.

Over the past few days, the Italian city of Venice has been overwhelmed by #acquaalta (high water) caused by heavy rains and strong winds that have brought on historic flooding - the worst in the past decade. The flooding has hit Venice as the city hosts the #VeniceBiennale, which this year is the 16th edition of the International #Architecture Exhibition. Much of the city is underwater, and the inclement weather forced the temporary closing of two pavilions.
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Here, we take a look back at a time of normal weather conditions during the Venice Biennale, when precious cargo could be leisurely transported by boat, with photographs of Rauschenberg’s “Express” (1963) being carried across the Venetian waters to the Giardini Exposition grounds. 
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These snap-shots are from when the artist was featured in the 32nd International Biennial Exposition of Art in June of 1964. Three of Rauschenberg's works were moved by #gondola from the off-site former U.S. Consulate to the official U.S. Pavilion in order to be considered for the grand prize. Luckily, the tide was low that day, and traversing the Venetian waters proved its worth as #Rauschenberg became the winner of the highly coveted International Grand Prize in #Painting.
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Photo Credit: Rauschenberg's Express (1963) being transported by boat to the Giardini grounds of XXXII Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, #Venice, June 1964. Ugo Mulas. © Ugo Mulas Heirs

Heather M. O’Brien @heathermobrien_ spent a week at the Rauschenberg archives in early October. A Rauschenberg Archives Research Resident / Travel Fund recipient from Lebanon, Heather focused on Rauschenberg’s use of photography, and the intentionality and framing that took place over the years, in various locations and modalities. Scroll through to view her findings > ⠀⠀
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Interested in a Rauschenberg archives research residency? 2019 applications are due tomorrow (November 2)! See link in bio.
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1. Heather M. O’Brien; 2. Detail from Robert Rauschenberg’s statement [Ever since I learned photography…], 2001. 3. Contact sheet detail of photograph’s taken during Rauschenberg’s trip to Egypt, April 1981. Photos: RRF

Happy #Halloween! On this night of spooks and frights, we take a trip to the underworld, mediated by the #RobertRauschenberg drawing titled “The Dark Wood of Error” from the series “Thirty-four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno” (1958–60). _

Completed in 1958, this particular work is the first illustration of the series and visually interprets the initial verses of Italian poet #Dante Alighieri’s medieval epic, “Divina Commedia.” _

At the beginning of his underworld journey, Dante meets his ghostly guide, the ancient Roman poet #Virgil in a dense thicket. Rauschenberg captures the #spooky mood of this encounter using his solvent transfer technique, which results in spectral depictions, watery colors, and an unsettling composition that collapses distance and subverts scale.
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Putting a modern spin on a classic #tale, #Rauschenberg portrays the characters as figures from contemporary #media. At the top center of the #drawing, a figure of a pointing statue emerges from the #darkness to meet a more lively, yellow-orange image of an athlete below (stand-ins for Virgil’s spirit and the human Dante respectively). Beneath them are the beasts of the underworld, modeled by house-hold pets: a cat and dog.
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Artwork: Canto I: The Dark Wood of Error, from the series Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno 1958.
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@michelleangelaortiz - one our Artist as Activist Fellows - has important and timely work on display now in Harrisburg, PA - murals documenting the story of women and families formerly detained in prison, including this enormous installation on the steps of the Capitol. #artistasactivist #socialjustice #publicart #prisonabolition

This is the last week to apply for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency! The program provides partial support for travel expenses for researchers to come to the Foundation located at Bob’s old New York studio. Researchers will have the opportunity to explore the most comprehensive body of information relating to Rauschenberg's life and work. Applications are due Friday, so check out the link in our bio to apply now!
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#RobertRauschenberg studying a proof sheet of his photographs at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, 1991. Photo: Photo Sidney B. Felsen © 1991. All rights reserved.

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
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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.
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Swipe through to see the #book tower sculpture being installed by our crew this past week and then in its final installation at LACMA! 
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Visit “Rasuchenberg: The ¼ Mile” at LACMA today until June 9, 2019 to view Rauschenberg’s “The ¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece.” #RauschenbergQuarterMile
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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

#Reposting @kenneth.tyler.collection -- "Like a quiet corner of a city street on a windy day – reproductions of commerce, journalism and advertising accumulated within a border"

In the latest Kenneth Tyler Collection blog post, curatorial assistant David Greenhalgh reflects on #Rauschenberg's use of archival material

Read on via the link in @kenneth.tyler.collection bio!

Artwork: Rauschenberg, “From the Seat of Authority,” 1979

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