Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the artistic and philanthropic legacy of one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was formed by Robert Rauschenberg in 1990 to promote awareness of the causes and groups close to the heart of its founder.
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Activities of the Foundation have included grant making, educational programs and prints and campaigns to benefit environmental and humanitarian initiatives. Today the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation extends this scope with programs including a new grant for artistic innovation and collaboration and direct assistance for the advancement of art. The Rauschenberg Residency, one of the Foundation's key programs, also has a page at http://facebook.com/RauschenbergResidency

Words of wisdom from #Rauschenberg this Wednesday: "A mirage of reality clearly seen through the fog of technique" From ...
06/09/2021

Words of wisdom from #Rauschenberg this Wednesday:

"A mirage of reality clearly seen through the fog of technique"

From the #archives: Rauschenberg's handwritten note on a memo pad, undated.

#WednesdayWordsofWisdom

Words of wisdom from #Rauschenberg this Wednesday:

"A mirage of reality clearly seen through the fog of technique"

From the #archives: Rauschenberg's handwritten note on a memo pad, undated.

#WednesdayWordsofWisdom

#Rauschenberg said that he thought his Combine “Bed” (1955) was the friendliest work he ever made, and he was worried th...
06/08/2021

#Rauschenberg said that he thought his Combine “Bed” (1955) was the friendliest work he ever made, and he was worried that someone might just crawl in. “Bed” incorporates a quilt given to him by Dorothea Rockburne, an artist he had met at Black Mountain College.

#RobertRauschenberg #DorotheaRockburne #BlackMountainCollege #RauschenbergFoundation

Summer exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art include work by four Rauschenberg Residents. Senga Nengudi exhibits...
06/04/2021

Summer exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art include work by four Rauschenberg Residents. Senga Nengudi exhibits the largest survey of her work to date in a solo show, “Topologies,” now thru July 25. In the exhibition, “New Grit: Art and Philly Now,” 25 artists with strong Philadelphia connections explore ideas of being and belonging. Included are David Hartt, Jesse Krimes, and Michelle Angela Ortiz; Krimes and Ortiz also were RRF Artist as Activist fellows. New Grit runs through August 22.

Nengudi + Hartt photos by @markpoucherphotography, 2016, 2019; Krimes photo by @frantz_photography, 2019; Ortiz photo by @nathanvenzara, 2019

@philamuseum @david_hartt @jesse_krimes @michelleangelaortiz #senganengudi #RauschenbergFoundation #RauschenbergResidency #artresidency #newgrit

Did you know that Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Album Package? #Rauschenberg reinvisioned the entiret...
06/01/2021

Did you know that Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Album Package? #Rauschenberg reinvisioned the entirety of LP design for the #TalkingHeads fifth studio album “Speaking in Tongues.” The result was a limited edition run of silkscreened #vinyl album covers, which connected to an earlier series of Plexiglas disc sculptures titled “Revolver” (1967). #DavidByrne told the #NYTimes that he was "pleasantly surprised" with the final product and even #AndyWarhol purchased the album at Tower Records in the East Village.

Did you know that Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Album Package? #Rauschenberg reinvisioned the entirety of LP design for the #TalkingHeads fifth studio album “Speaking in Tongues.” The result was a limited edition run of silkscreened #vinyl album covers, which connected to an earlier series of Plexiglas disc sculptures titled “Revolver” (1967). #DavidByrne told the #NYTimes that he was "pleasantly surprised" with the final product and even #AndyWarhol purchased the album at Tower Records in the East Village.

This #MotifMonday, we’re highlighting a few examples of clocks that appear in #Rauschenberg artworks. In his Combine Res...
05/31/2021

This #MotifMonday, we’re highlighting a few examples of clocks that appear in #Rauschenberg artworks. In his Combine Reservoir (1961) the two clocks mark the time that the artist began and finished the painting. In 1969, Rauschenebrg created works that function as clocks themselves; in the Carnal Clocks series, two rings of lightbulbs mark the hour and minute hands of a clock. Time Scan (Phantom) from 1991 and Appointment [Anagram (A Pun)] from 1997 show imagery of clocks derived from Rauschenberg’s own black-and-white and color photographs.

Reservoir, 1961
Combine: oil, graphite, fabric, wood, and metal on canvas with two electric clocks, rubber tread wheel, and spoked wheel rim
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. @americanart

Third Time Painting, 1961
Combine: oil, fabric, wood, metal chain, string, glass bottle fragment with cap, and electric clock on canvas

Audition (Carnal Clock), 1969
Mirrored Plexiglas and silkscreen ink on Plexiglas in metal frame with concealed electric lights and clock movement

Time Scan (Phantom), 1991
Silkscreen ink and acrylic on anodized mirrored aluminum

Appointment [Anagram (A Pun)], 1997
Inkjet dye transfer on polylaminate

“We are mothers, we are workers, we are human beings, and we deserve housing. Our children deserve housing. Housing is a...
05/29/2021

“We are mothers, we are workers, we are human beings, and we deserve housing. Our children deserve housing. Housing is a human right.” Moms 4 Housing, a recent RRF Grantee, is a collective of homeless and marginally housed mothers, neighbors and friends working to reclaim housing in Oakland where there are four times more empty homes than people without housing. The initial group of moms occupied a vacant house and resisted eviction. One of their major initiatives seeks the donation of empty buildings suitable for housing.

Oakland area mothers participating in the first annual Mother’s Day community event, sponsored by Moms 4 Housing.

@moms4housing #HousingIsAHumanRight #BlackPower #Oakland #CancelRent #RauschenbergFoundation

“We are mothers, we are workers, we are human beings, and we deserve housing. Our children deserve housing. Housing is a human right.” Moms 4 Housing, a recent RRF Grantee, is a collective of homeless and marginally housed mothers, neighbors and friends working to reclaim housing in Oakland where there are four times more empty homes than people without housing. The initial group of moms occupied a vacant house and resisted eviction. One of their major initiatives seeks the donation of empty buildings suitable for housing.

Oakland area mothers participating in the first annual Mother’s Day community event, sponsored by Moms 4 Housing.

@moms4housing #HousingIsAHumanRight #BlackPower #Oakland #CancelRent #RauschenbergFoundation

#Rauschenberg photograph of Cy Twombly next to a sculpture of Constantine the Great’s hand, a fragment of an enormous st...
05/27/2021

#Rauschenberg photograph of Cy Twombly next to a sculpture of Constantine the Great’s hand, a fragment of an enormous statue in the courtyard of the Musei Capitolini (@museicapitolini). Taken with a #Rolleiflex that the two artists shared, shortly after their arrival in #Rome, autumn 1952.

#CyTwombly #RobertRauschenberg

Cy + Relics, Rome, 1952
Gelatin silver print

#Rauschenberg photograph of Cy Twombly next to a sculpture of Constantine the Great’s hand, a fragment of an enormous statue in the courtyard of the Musei Capitolini (@museicapitolini). Taken with a #Rolleiflex that the two artists shared, shortly after their arrival in #Rome, autumn 1952.

#CyTwombly #RobertRauschenberg

Cy + Relics, Rome, 1952
Gelatin silver print

05/26/2021
Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms

Repost from @thaddaeusropac

Robert Rauschenberg | Night Shades and Phantoms

Watch curator and art historian Mark Godfrey speak about Robert Rauschenberg’s exhibition ‘Night Shades and Phantoms,’ currently on view at Thaddaeus Ropac’s London gallery.

‘As a viewer, you become a kind of a performer. You become aware of that act of viewing because the image in those works is harder to see, because your reflection is superimposed onto the panel.’ – Mark Godfrey (@markgodfrey1973)

Robert Rauschenberg creates dream-like imagery which appears and disappears as a result of light, shadows and reflections across the artworks' surfaces. The works respond to their surroundings, playing with the viewer's perception and bringing the world into the paintings.

Organised in collaboration with the foundation, the exhibition is on view through 31 July. Learn more via our link in bio. #ThaddaeusRopac

As the springtime flowers bloom we’re reminded of Rauschenberg’s “Venus Steps Out [Anagram (A Pun)]” from 1997. For the ...
05/25/2021

As the springtime flowers bloom we’re reminded of Rauschenberg’s “Venus Steps Out [Anagram (A Pun)]” from 1997. For the Anagram (A Pun) series, made between 1997–2002, #Rauschenberg printed his own photographs with inkjet dyes or pigments. He then arranged and transferred the images to the paper surface with water and hand-burnishing tools.

#RobertRauschenberg

As the springtime flowers bloom we’re reminded of Rauschenberg’s “Venus Steps Out [Anagram (A Pun)]” from 1997. For the Anagram (A Pun) series, made between 1997–2002, #Rauschenberg printed his own photographs with inkjet dyes or pigments. He then arranged and transferred the images to the paper surface with water and hand-burnishing tools.

#RobertRauschenberg

Phase one of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva – the Weeks Meadow – is complet...
05/21/2021

Phase one of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva – the Weeks Meadow – is completed. Well, almost. To plan for increasing salinity with rising waters, the 4-acre site has converted its once mown lawn to an experimental microtopography with a palette of diverse vegetation. The sandy base will help to channel the water that collects and carry it away from buildings and towards thirsty plants. The native gumbo limbos, cabbage palms, seagrapes, hibiscus shrubs and sea grasses (just to name a few) will attract waterfowl, butterflies, and insects, creating a unique coastal ecosystem. In just a few short months we will be witness to the unfolding of a rich and varied new landscape.

@rswalshlandscaping @wxystudio @edesigndynamics @sccf_swfl #Captiva #fl_native_plants @audubonsociety #climatechange #natureflorida #florida #keepfloridawild #practicelandscape
#RauschenbergFoundation

Phase one of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva – the Weeks Meadow – is completed. Well, almost. To plan for increasing salinity with rising waters, the 4-acre site has converted its once mown lawn to an experimental microtopography with a palette of diverse vegetation. The sandy base will help to channel the water that collects and carry it away from buildings and towards thirsty plants. The native gumbo limbos, cabbage palms, seagrapes, hibiscus shrubs and sea grasses (just to name a few) will attract waterfowl, butterflies, and insects, creating a unique coastal ecosystem. In just a few short months we will be witness to the unfolding of a rich and varied new landscape.

@rswalshlandscaping @wxystudio @edesigndynamics @sccf_swfl #Captiva #fl_native_plants @audubonsociety #climatechange #natureflorida #florida #keepfloridawild #practicelandscape
#RauschenbergFoundation

Happy International Museum Day. In honor of this special day we are highlighting the recently opened #museum exhibition ...
05/18/2021

Happy International Museum Day. In honor of this special day we are highlighting the recently opened #museum exhibition at the @walkerartcenter . “The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance” is an exhibition of over 100 artworks that explores “the notion of stillness as both a performative and visual gesture.” (Walkerart.org)

This image is a #repost from Curator and Associate Director of Programs @debellisvincenzo during the exhibition installation:
First work finally up: Trisha Brown, ‘It's a Draw - For Robert Rauschenberg’, 2008. Now only 99 works to go! #theparadoxofstillness #trishabrown #internationalmuseumday

Robert #Rauschenberg and Trisha Brown deeply influenced each other over the course of five decades of friendship and collaboration.

Happy International Museum Day. In honor of this special day we are highlighting the recently opened #museum exhibition at the @walkerartcenter . “The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance” is an exhibition of over 100 artworks that explores “the notion of stillness as both a performative and visual gesture.” (Walkerart.org)

This image is a #repost from Curator and Associate Director of Programs @debellisvincenzo during the exhibition installation:
First work finally up: Trisha Brown, ‘It's a Draw - For Robert Rauschenberg’, 2008. Now only 99 works to go! #theparadoxofstillness #trishabrown #internationalmuseumday

Robert #Rauschenberg and Trisha Brown deeply influenced each other over the course of five decades of friendship and collaboration.

Behind the three doors, originally found near Rauschenberg’s studio and home in Captiva, Florida and incorporated in his...
05/17/2021

Behind the three doors, originally found near Rauschenberg’s studio and home in Captiva, Florida and incorporated in his monumental “Rodeo Palace (Spread)” (1976)—is an assemblage of fabrics with solvent transfer imagery mounted on wood. #BehindtheArt #BehindtheDoor #Rauschenberg #RobertRauschenberg

Happy 91st Birthday Jasper Johns. We love this photo of #JasperJohns & #Rauschenberg crossing paths at the legendary pri...
05/15/2021

Happy 91st Birthday Jasper Johns. We love this photo of #JasperJohns & #Rauschenberg crossing paths at the legendary print studio Gemini G.E.L. (@geminigel) in Los Angeles in October 1980.

Photo taken by Terry Van Brunt

Happy 91st Birthday Jasper Johns. We love this photo of #JasperJohns & #Rauschenberg crossing paths at the legendary print studio Gemini G.E.L. (@geminigel) in Los Angeles in October 1980.

Photo taken by Terry Van Brunt

Protect the Sacred, created by Diné organizers, is a grassroots initiative to educate and empower Navajo youth and young...
05/12/2021

Protect the Sacred, created by Diné organizers, is a grassroots initiative to educate and empower Navajo youth and young people throughout Indian Country to rise up as the next generation of leaders to protect elders, language, medicine ways, and cultures. A recent RRF Grantee, the nascent organization started as an emergency response to the growing COVID-19 crisis in the Navajo Nation. They often spotlight young Native artists, most recently Ajoobaa’sani, three sisters who started a business to make and sell products that represent the Navajo tribe and culture. #protectthesacrednow #iwillharness #ajoobaasani

#REPOST from @thaddaeusropac:#RobertRauschenberg's exhibition ‘Night Shades and Phantoms,’ organised in collaboration wi...
05/10/2021

#REPOST from @thaddaeusropac:

#RobertRauschenberg's exhibition ‘Night Shades and Phantoms,’ organised in collaboration with the Rauschenberg Foundation, is currently on view at the London gallery.

'Night Shades' and ‘Phantoms' are two series of metal paintings from 1991, composed of silk-screened photographic images and gestural strokes on aluminium supports. Also on display in the exhibition, as featured here, is a selection of original photographs by the artist which he used as source images for the paintings on view.

Made during his decade-long experimentations with metal, 'Night Shades' and ‘Phantoms' are characterised by their grayscale palette, which ranges from the Night Shades' painterly chiaroscuro to the Phantoms' mirrored surfaces and ethereal translucency.

In this exhibition, we see how Rauschenberg succeeded in creating dream-like imagery which appears and disappears as a result of light, shadows and reflections across the artworks' surfaces. The works respond to their surroundings, playing with the viewer's perception and bringing the world into the paintings, recalling Rauschenberg's famous maxim: 'Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in the gap between the two.)'.

The exhibition is now on view through 31 July in our London gallery. No bookings required.

#ThaddaeusRopac #NightShades #Phantoms

Images: Exhibition view at Thaddaeus Ropac, London. Robert Rauschenberg, 'Bounders (Phantom)', 1991. Silkscreen ink on anodised mirrored aluminium. 123.1 x 152.2 cm. Robert Rauschenberg, 'Charleston, South Carolina', 1980, gelatin silver print, 33 x 48.3 cm. Robert Rauschenberg, 'Untitled (Naples)', 1986, Gelatin silver print, 33 x 48.3 cm. ©rauschenbergfoundation

“Acrylic, h**p, fire was on mirrored aluminum and stainless steel.” This glamorous fashion cartoon by Eldon Dedini refer...
05/07/2021

“Acrylic, h**p, fire was on mirrored aluminum and stainless steel.” This glamorous fashion cartoon by Eldon Dedini references Rauschenberg’s unconventional materials. The artist coined the term ‘fire wax’ to describe encaustic. For his series of Wax Fire Works, #Rauschenberg painted or screenprinted hot wax, containing pigment, on polished aluminum and stainless steel supports.

Our thanks to Don Saff for sharing this cartoon with us.

Cartoon from the New Yorker, March 30, 1992.
Robert Rauschenberg, “Washington's Golden Egg / ROCI USA (Wax Fire Works),” 1990; acrylic, enamel, and fire wax on mirrored aluminum and stainless steel; made at Saff Tech Arts, Oxford, Maryland.

#EldonDedini #DonSaff @newyorkermag @newyorkercartoons #RobertRauschenberg #FireWax #artcartoon

Reminder to check out the traveling retrospective "Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking" that explores artist,...
05/06/2021

Reminder to check out the traveling retrospective "Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking" that explores artist, teacher, and collaborator Robert Blackburn's legacy and celebrates his own printing practice. #Blackburn was also the first master printer at Universal Limited Art Editions (@ulaestudio), where he produced editions with #Rauschenberg, including the 1963 lithograph "Accident." During the printing, the lithography stones broke twice and Rauschenberg embraced the imperfection in the final print, hence the title.The finished work won the Grand Prize at the 5th International Exhibition of Prints in Ljublijana and established ULAE as a preeminent print workshop.

Catch the exhibition now @diadetroit through September 5, 2021.

1. Rauschenberg working with master printer Robert Blackburn at #ULAE, West Islip, New York, 1962. Photo: Hans Namuth (detail)
2. Rauschenberg's lithograph "Accident," 1963

Derrick Adams (Rauschenberg Resident, Captiva, June 2019), recently featured in @vogue (May 2021), talked about his work...
05/04/2021

Derrick Adams (Rauschenberg Resident, Captiva, June 2019), recently featured in @vogue (May 2021), talked about his work, upcoming shows, and the artists’ retreat that he plans to open next year in Baltimore, his hometown. Last Resort, as he calls it, will be for Black visual artists, writers, musicians, culinary people, and entrepreneurs. He conceived the idea, he says, from his residency in Captiva. “You can come and not do anything,” he tells the interviewer, Dodie Kazanjian. “Artists create images that reflect certain ideals and conditions. A lot of my work is about leisure, and I thought, What if I make what I’m making art about—make it actual? Why don’t I just make it so it’s a real place? That will be my legacy.”

Derrick in front of paintings he made while he was in residence.
Photo by Mark Poucher, 2019

#derrickadamsny #dodiekazanjian #voguemagazine #rhonahoffmangallery #salon94 #henryartgallery #themomentary

Derrick Adams (Rauschenberg Resident, Captiva, June 2019), recently featured in @vogue (May 2021), talked about his work, upcoming shows, and the artists’ retreat that he plans to open next year in Baltimore, his hometown. Last Resort, as he calls it, will be for Black visual artists, writers, musicians, culinary people, and entrepreneurs. He conceived the idea, he says, from his residency in Captiva. “You can come and not do anything,” he tells the interviewer, Dodie Kazanjian. “Artists create images that reflect certain ideals and conditions. A lot of my work is about leisure, and I thought, What if I make what I’m making art about—make it actual? Why don’t I just make it so it’s a real place? That will be my legacy.”

Derrick in front of paintings he made while he was in residence.
Photo by Mark Poucher, 2019

#derrickadamsny #dodiekazanjian #voguemagazine #rhonahoffmangallery #salon94 #henryartgallery #themomentary

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Bob Rauschenberg was a clue on Jeopardy tonight! 😃
Would you happen to have the title for this amazing piece
Here is a signed print personally handed to me by him at his home/studio on Captiva Island. What a truly awesome guy.
How can I get involved in your organization
Hi everybody! Unfortunately, I don't have any work by Robert Rauschenberg, however, I have a photocopy on cotton paper of a photo of the artist. I would like to ask if someone has seen the original and where it would be, if anything, or where and when he saw it or even simply where I could look for it. Thanks a lot to those who can help me!
Hi everybody! Unfortunately, I don't have any work by Robert Rauschenberg, however, I have a photocopy on cotton paper of a photo of the artist. I would like to ask if someone has seen the original and where it would be, if anything, or where and when he saw it or even simply where I could look for it. Thanks a lot to those who can help me!
I love so much his works
Impressive
I couldn't find this one on your website. Can you tell me the title of this piece of work?
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