Robert Rauschenberg, Global Loft (Spread), 1979. Solvent transfer on fabric and paper collage to wooden panels with acrylic paint, three metal brushes.
Congratulations to the Huntington on your new acquisition—especially exciting news considering Bob’s personal connection to the institution. Referring to his trip to the Huntington in 1946 while stationed in the Navy at Camp Pendleton, Bob has said: “this was my first encounter with art as art…the first time I realized you could be an artist.”
See the Huntington’s press release for the full story plus a video of curator Jessica Todd Smith discussing the work.
Source: Los Angeles Times