Robert Rauschenberg

Retroactive II 1964 Oil and silk-screen ink print on canvas 213.4 x 152.4 cm Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

In a landmark exhibition Tate Modern brings the work of Robert Rauschenberg to light. Celebrating his six-decade career, the exhibition highlights his innovative approach and influence on modern art which is still felt today.


Photograph of Robert Rauschenberg’s Pelican (1963) as performed in a former CBS television studio, New York, during the First New York Theatre Rally, May 1965 © The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York Photo: Peter Moore © © Barbara Moore / Licensed by VAGA, NY. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

In the second half of 20th century, Rauschenberg made his impact on the art world, incorporating subject matter gathered in the streets of New York. His work depicts moments in history, in time and takes inspiration from abstract expressionism. An artist that refused to be confined to artistic convention, his work is a celebration of what it is to bring together inspiration from the world around you.


Triathlon (Scenario) 2005 Inkjet dye transfer on polylaminate 217.2 x 306.1 cm © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York

Organised in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this retrospective is the first since the artist’s death in 2008 and brings together in one place major international loans. Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern until 2 April 2017.

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

All imagery copyright of Tate Modern. Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, December 1 2016 – 2 April 2017

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