*1925 in Port Arthur (Texas), USA; †2008 in Captiva Island (Florida), USA
Acrylic on laminated and mirrored aluminium246 x 399 cm
Robert Rauschenberg concentrates on the theme of working "in the lacuna between art and life". He began to integrate waste products from modern American everyday life into his pictures in the 1950s. This was when the famous "combine" paintings were produced - an encounter between Coca-Cola bottles and expressive painting. Since then, his canvases have also been awash with newspaper and magazine photographs. A torrent of pictures induces groundbreaking associations.
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