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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Gagosian to represent the estate of Robert Rauschenberg


Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959 oil, housepaint, pencil, paper, fabric, metal, buttons, nails, cardboard, printed paper, photographs, wood, paint tubes, mirror string, pillow & bald eagle on canvas National Gallery of Art (Washington, D. C.) Art (C) Rauschenberg Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959 oil, housepaint, pencil, paper, fabric, metal, buttons, nails, cardboard, printed paper, photographs, wood, paint tubes, mirror string, pillow & bald eagle on canvas National Gallery of Art (Washington, D. C.) Art (C) Rauschenberg Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

The estate of Robert Rauschenberg, represented for the past 15 years by the Pace Gallery (formerly PaceWildenstein), will now be represented by Gagosian Gallery.  Gagosian offers an artist or an artist’s estate international representation with three galleries in New York, one in Beverly Hills and spaces in London, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong and, soon, Paris.

Rauschenberg, who died of heart failure in May 2008, was a prolific and influential American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s, and remained an influential figure until his death.  He is well known for his “Combines” from the 50s, which combined painting and sculpture with non-traditional art materials like a stuffed goat or trash that he found in the streets of New York City.  He also worked in photography, printmaking, papermaking and performance.

Rauschenberg’s works continue to bring good prices, at a Christie’s auction in March, a Rauschenberg Combine painting sold above estimate for more than $10 million.

Gagosian exhibits the work of Jasper Johns, an artist Rauschenberg is often associated with.  A Rauschenberg exhibition is planned in New York in the fall of 2010


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2 Responses to Gagosian to represent the estate of Robert Rauschenberg

  1. Loretta Blessing says:

    Is there an exhibition of Bob Raushenberg’s work in NYC? If so where and when? Please let me know. Loretta

    • Chief says:

      This kind of inquiry is better directed to the Gallery now epresenting the artist, but do please also search our LISTINGS of current exhibitions. Editors

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