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Robert Rauschenberg
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Estimate
250,000350,000
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158
Robert Rauschenberg
OMEN
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Robert Rauschenberg
1925 - 2008
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signed and dated 1965 on the reverse
solvent transfer, pencil, watercolor, gouache and tape on paper 
28 1/4 by 33 1/4 in. 71.8 by 84.5 cm.
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Provenance

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (LC# D-76)
Collection of Mrs. Richard Selle, Chicago (acquired from the above in 1968)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Ira Young, Praxis
James Goodman Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 1991, Lot 365
Private Collection, Japan (acquired from the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Los Angeles, Dawn Gallery, Robert Rauschenberg, April - May 1965
Seattle, University of Washington, Henry Art Gallery, Drawings by Americans: Recent Work by Thirteen Contemporary Artists, February - March 1967, cat. no. 1, p. 45, illustrated 
Philadelphia, Moore College of Art, American Drawing 1968, January - February 1968, cat. no. 18, p. 4, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"I liked the intimacy of drawing against the object quality of my painting. I'd always liked to draw...but I felt I had to find a way to use collage in drawing, to incorporate my own way of working on that intimate scale."
Robert Rauschenberg

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