Selections from the Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg.
From the collection of Robert Rauschenberg. Essay by Robert Storr; Artist biographies by Mimi Thompson.
368 pp., illustrated throughout, 9¾x12¼".
The accompanying volume to an exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg's personal collection, held at Gagosian Gallery, New York. Expanding upon the exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in New York (2011), this book doubles as an accompanying 'reader' and features works by over sixty-five artists from Rauschenberg's collection, including Joseph Beuys, Mathew Brady, Alexander Calder, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Henri Matisse, Ed Ruscha, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. Art historian and scholar Robert Storr contributes an essay focusing on Rauschenberg's inspirations, friendships, and affinities as well as their myriad of interrelations. Biographies of each artist written by Mimi Thompson complement the illustrations of artworks and rare archival photographs, and show the influence of the artist's work within Rauschenberg's unique collection.