Screen Prints (as a pair)
Signed, numbered, and dated by the Artist
$10,000 framed behind UV Plexi
These two works from Robert Rauschenberg’s Currents series form a revealing and natural pair, the Feature Series print (left) is one layer of the Surface Series print (right). The present owner selected one print from each related bodies of work to be companions. Together, these prints allow us to sense the process and feel the Artist’s hand at work between layers of ink. These images depict snippets that relate to “dissent in the army,” the Morrison Hotel, an adult bookstore, and more.
Rauschenberg’s 1970 Currents series had several facets, all of which are composed of images, headlines, and ads taken from major US newspapers. This material choice directly references Picasso’s use of newsprint in his own cubist collages. Initially crafted as collage compositions, the Currents series was translated to screen prints published by Dayton’s Gallery 12, Minneapolis, and Castelli Graphics, New York. The full suite of Currents works are in the permanent collections of MOMA New York, LACMA, among others.
Feature Series (Left)
35x35 in. (image) | 36x36 in. (paper) HC #1/2 (from an edition of 50)
Surface Series (Right)
35x35 in. (image) | 39x39 in. (paper) #79/100
Read more about this body of work in a related LACMA New Acquisitions feature.