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Jasper - Studio, NYC #6

A work made of gelatin silver print.
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1955

Artist:

Robert Rauschenberg
American, 1925–2008

About this artwork

In the 1950s Robert Rauschenberg distinguished himself as an artist with his “combines,” collages of newsprint, painting material, and found objects that blended aspects of painting and sculpture. However, photography, which he had studied in school, was always essential to his work—“I’ve never stopped being a photographer,” he stated—and he incorporated photographs into his combines while steadily recording family and friends with the camera. Rauschenberg photographed fellow artist Jasper Johns in his studio in front of two of his Target paintings, which would be exhibited in Johns’s first one-man show at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1958. This photograph attests to an intensely collaborative relationship between the two men, at a time when Rauschenberg’s reputation was still fresh, and that of Johns was yet to be established.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Robert Rauschenberg

Title

Jasper - Studio, NYC #6

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1955

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

37.9 × 38.1 cm (image); 50.4 × 40.6 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Gift of Boardroom, Inc.

Reference Number

1992.711

Copyright

© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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