Edited with text by Leah Dickerman, Achim Borchardt-Hume. Text by Yve-Alain Bois, Andrianna Campbell, Hal Foster, Mark Godfrey, Hiroko Ikegami, Branden Joseph, Ed Krcma, Michelle Kuo, Pamela Lee, Emily Liebert, Richard Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Kate Nesin, Sarah Roberts, Catherine Wood, London, 2016
Hardcover, 392 pp., 475 color illus.
Published to accompany a major international retrospective that will open at the Tate Modern, London, in November 2016 before traveling to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Robert Rauschenberg offers a fresh perspective on the artist’s six-decade-long career across an extraordinary range of mediums, including not only painting, assemblage, drawing, prints and photography, but also sound, video and performance. Each of the 16 short essays, by both eminent and new voices, casts a spotlight on a particular moment in Rauschenberg’s career, in a volume that offers an integrated look at his work across disciplines.
Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) became one of the most transformative figures in postwar American culture. Working alone and in collaboration with artists, dancers, musicians and writers, Rauschenberg produced a vast body of work that continues to resonate today.