MAY 20 - JULY 13, 2022
Robert Rauschenberg Sneakers, 1979
Photograph, edition of 50 34x34cm

Particularly well-known for his Combine Paintings, which he started working on in 1954, American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) is considered one of the most innovative artists of his time. He first ventured into photography at the end of the 1940s at the famous Black Mountain College. From portraits of his artist friends Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, Merce Cunningham and John Cage, to prints of his travels in Italy and Morocco, Rauschenberg’s photography is considered to be the principal source for his work. For him, the camera was a way of slipping into the shadows and observing the changing light, an essential element of his aesthetic research into how humans perceive, select and combine visual information.

The exhibition presents a selection of silver prints taken between 1949 and 1961 and first published in 1980 in Rauschenberg Photographs by Sonnabend alongside a selection of prints from the 80s and 90s.