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Apr 22

"I try to use my art to communicate that you, yourself, must take responsibility for life on earth.” -Rauschenberg, 1987
Happy Earth Day!
Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Earth Day, 1970. Offset lithograph. © Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA NYC

"I try to use my art to communicate that you, yourself, must take responsibility for life on earth.” -Rauschenberg, 1987

Happy Earth Day!

Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Earth Day, 1970. Offset lithograph. © Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA NYC

Mar 31

As climate change poses increasing threats to our agriculture, MDNY artist Tattfoo Tan challenges us to reduce food waste by rethinking what produce should look like. In a new piece for Creative Time Reports, Tan shares creative techniques for salvaging deformed vegetables which, with a little love, are transformed into beautiful meals.
Photos by Tattfoo Tan, 2013

As climate change poses increasing threats to our agriculture, MDNY artist Tattfoo Tan challenges us to reduce food waste by rethinking what produce should look like. In a new piece for Creative Time Reports, Tan shares creative techniques for salvaging deformed vegetables which, with a little love, are transformed into beautiful meals.

Photos by Tattfoo Tan, 2013

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Mar 20

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Venetian), 1973. Cardboard, string and newsprint, 62 x 97.5 x 17 in. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Gift of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Museum purchase through prior gifts of Barry Tenzer and Richard S. Zeisler Bequest, 2013.
For the Hyperallergic article US Museums Acquire Nine Works by Robert Rauschenberg, Hrag Vartanian spoke with Rauschenberg Foundation Senior Curator David White about the works recently acquired through our Gift/Purchase program: “Bob [Rauschenberg] is best known for the Combines in the 1950s. By and large, at this point, almost all of them are in them are in museum collections,” White says. “What we have in the foundation are some of the works that might be less well known … but the more you’re familiar with Bob’s work, the more you see they are related to each other. It’s not about stopping [at one thing], but it’s all about openness and his celebrating materials. He was very enthusiastic. He would say that he was happiest when he was getting up and going to his studio and working.”
Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/VAGA, NYC

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Venetian), 1973. Cardboard, string and newsprint, 62 x 97.5 x 17 in. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Gift of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Museum purchase through prior gifts of Barry Tenzer and Richard S. Zeisler Bequest, 2013.

For the Hyperallergic article US Museums Acquire Nine Works by Robert RauschenbergHrag Vartanian spoke with Rauschenberg Foundation Senior Curator David White about the works recently acquired through our Gift/Purchase program: “Bob [Rauschenberg] is best known for the Combines in the 1950s. By and large, at this point, almost all of them are in them are in museum collections,” White says. “What we have in the foundation are some of the works that might be less well known … but the more you’re familiar with Bob’s work, the more you see they are related to each other. It’s not about stopping [at one thing], but it’s all about openness and his celebrating materials. He was very enthusiastic. He would say that he was happiest when he was getting up and going to his studio and working.”

Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/VAGA, NYC

Mar 06

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Mar 05

Robert Rauschenberg, Melic Meeting (Spread), 1979.The New Orleans Museum of Art. Gift of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, partially in honor of Dora Rauschenberg, and Museum purchase with funds provided by The Helis Foundation. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
This week we announced that six major museums across the United States have acquired nine works by Robert Rauschenberg through our Gift/Purchase Program.
This one-year program was designed to expand public access to and awareness of the artist’s work by offering museums a rare opportunity to acquire artworks from the foundation’s holdings through equal parts gift and purchase.

"When Rauschenberg’s work transferred to the foundation, we committed ourselves to ensuring the broadest access possible to his art by helping to place works in museum collections," said Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. "These pieces represent the strength of Rauschenberg’s work in the 1970s and 1980s and further his legacy of artistic innovation. We could not be more pleased to have them acquired by some of America’s finest institutions."

See the list of participating museums and images of the newly-acquired works on our website. 

Robert Rauschenberg, Melic Meeting (Spread), 1979.The New Orleans Museum of Art. Gift of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, partially in honor of Dora Rauschenberg, and Museum purchase with funds provided by The Helis Foundation. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

This week we announced that six major museums across the United States have acquired nine works by Robert Rauschenberg through our Gift/Purchase Program.

This one-year program was designed to expand public access to and awareness of the artist’s work by offering museums a rare opportunity to acquire artworks from the foundation’s holdings through equal parts gift and purchase.

"When Rauschenberg’s work transferred to the foundation, we committed ourselves to ensuring the broadest access possible to his art by helping to place works in museum collections," said Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. "These pieces represent the strength of Rauschenberg’s work in the 1970s and 1980s and further his legacy of artistic innovation. We could not be more pleased to have them acquired by some of America’s finest institutions."

See the list of participating museums and images of the newly-acquired works on our website

Feb 07

Installation view: Shirin Neshat: Our House Is On Fire, on view at the Rauschenberg Project Space through March 1.Art © Shirin NeshatCourtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

Installation view: Shirin Neshat: Our House Is On Fire, on view at the Rauschenberg Project Space through March 1.

Art © Shirin Neshat
Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

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Above: Robert Rauschenberg, Lotus III (The Lotus Series), 2008, pigmented inkjet with photogravure, 45 3/4 x 60 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches.

"The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history." -Robert Rauschenberg

About the Artist

Robert Rauschenberg was born Milton…

Robert Rauschenberg, Pilgrim, 1960. Combine: oil, graphite, paper, printed paper, and fabric on canvas, with painted wood chair, 79 1/4 x 53 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NYC
See Pilgrim in Hauser & Wirth’s  Re-View: Onnasch Collection, opening tonight at 511 W. 18th Street, New York. On view through April 12, 2014.

Robert Rauschenberg, Pilgrim, 1960. Combine: oil, graphite, paper, printed paper, and fabric on canvas, with painted wood chair, 79 1/4 x 53 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NYC

See Pilgrim in Hauser & Wirth’s  Re-View: Onnasch Collection, opening tonight at 511 W. 18th Street, New York. On view through April 12, 2014.

(Source: museoreinasofia.es)

Feb 04

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Jan 24

nomadicdivision:

See you tonight in Mobile, AL at the @centreforthelivingarts from 7-9pm for the opening reception of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project - Chapter 2: Mario Ybarra Jr. #LANDMD @mario_ybarra_jr

With support from an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that will unfold along Interstate 10 Freeway from Florida to California through spring 2015. The second chapter of the project launches in Mobile, AL today.

nomadicdivision:

See you tonight in Mobile, AL at the @centreforthelivingarts from 7-9pm for the opening reception of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project - Chapter 2: Mario Ybarra Jr. #LANDMD @mario_ybarra_jr

With support from an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that will unfold along Interstate 10 Freeway from Florida to California through spring 2015. The second chapter of the project launches in Mobile, AL today.

Jan 16

Shirin Neshat, Mona, from Our House Is on Fire series, 2013. © Shirin Neshat; Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces the selection of Shirin Neshat for its new One-to-One artist initiative that supports contemporary artists as they create artwork in the service of advancing human rights, cultural understanding, and international peacekeeping. Two limited-edition prints will be sold through Artspace and twenty four new works will be exhibited at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, January 31 - March March 1, with a public opening reception on January 30, 6-8pm.

Shirin Neshat, Mona, from Our House Is on Fire series, 2013. © Shirin Neshat; Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces the selection of Shirin Neshat for its new One-to-One artist initiative that supports contemporary artists as they create artwork in the service of advancing human rights, cultural understanding, and international peacekeeping. Two limited-edition prints will be sold through Artspace and twenty four new works will be exhibited at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, January 31 - March March 1, with a public opening reception on January 30, 6-8pm.

Jan 13

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Jan 09

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