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Robert Rauschenberg
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Robert Rauschenberg 1983

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
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.


  • Acc. No. AR00216
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 47.70 x 37.70 cm (framed: 50.80 x 40.60 cm)
  • Credit 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