Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Rauschenberg

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About this artwork

Robert Rauschenberg was a major American painter, sculptor and printmaker, whose radical combination of action painting with found objects in the 1950s helped prepare the way for Pop Art. Mapplethorpe portrays him as a worker in dark overalls. His outspread arms, open hands and compassionate facial expression make him look like a saint. Mapplethorpe did something similar in a photograph of the Italian artist, Francesco Clemente.

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  • title:
    Robert Rauschenberg
  • accession number:
    AR00216
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  • materials:
    Gelatin silver print on paper
  • date created:
    1983
  • measurements:
    47.70 x 37.70 cm (framed: 74.40 x 62.00 x 3.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • copyright:
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe