By Paul Schimmel
Essays by Thomas Crow, Branden W. Joseph, Paul Schimmel, Charles Stuckey, Pontus Hultén
This catalogue accompanied the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Combines, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, May – September 2006.
Robert Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1925. After studying in Paris on the G.I. Bill in his twenties, he returned to the U.S., pausing only to investigate the Black Mountain College art scene before taking on--and swiftly conquering--New York. He had his first solo show at Leo Castelli Gallery in his early thirties, and quickly went on to become one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Rauschenberg is represented in every major museum collection, and many retrospective exhibitions of his work have toured the globe--including a thematic one at the Guggenheim Museum in 1997. In 1970, he moved to Captiva Island, off the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he still lives and works.
Named Outstanding Book of 2005 by the Association of Art Museum Curators.
Published by MOCA, Steidl, 2005
Softcover 324 pages, illustrated throughout
Dimensions: 1.8 x 10 x 12.2 inches
This title is out of print