© Robert Rauschenberg/Untitled Press, Inc./Bildupphovsrätt 2018
Robert Rauschenberg
1925 - 2008
United States Monogram, 1955-1959
Oil on canvas, printed paper, textile, paper, metal sign, wood, rubber shoe heel, tennisball, taxidermied angora goat with paint and painted rubber tire
Yttermått: 106,5 x 160,6 x 163,5 cm (41 15/16 x 63 1/4 x 64 3/8 in.)
Sculptures, Paintings
Purchase 1965 with contribution from The Friends of Moderna Museet (The Museum of Our Wishes)
NMSK 1963 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
A stuffed angora goat, a dirty tennis ball, a broken sign, a torn shirt sleeve. To name but a few components of the artist's Monogram.
In an era when the dominating painterly trend moved towards purity, Rauschenberg chose to mix painting and sculpture, rags, news clips and discarded objects, to create this enormous collage, or combine painting, as he called it. The lonely, rather sad-looking goat stands in the midst of a modern age of space travel and household garbage, like a hero without heroism, a rebel in spite of it all, stripped of illusions.
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