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Untitled, (1950)

Robert Rauschenberg, American, b. Port Arthur, Texas, 1925–2008

Enamel on fiberboard, 26 3/8 X 35 7/8 IN. (64.5 X 91.1 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4188

Provenance:
(Knox Martin)
Oscar Krasner Gallery, New York, to March 2, 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, March 2, 1964-May 17, 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York," 21 May-21 September 1980, not in catalogue.
THE MENIL COLLECTION, Houston. "Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950s," 27 September 1991-5 January 1992, no. 12, p. 47. Tour: CORCORAN GALLERY, Washington, DC, 15 June-11 August 1991; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, 8 February-19 April 1992; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 14 May-2 August. Loan extended to: SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York, 15 October 1992-15 January 1993.
OFFICE OF THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR ART, Smithsonian Castle Building, Washington, DC. 11 October 2006-17 April 2008.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Dark Matters," 24 January 2012-6 January 2013, no cat.

Published References:
RICKEY, CARRIE. "While Eisenhower Slept," Village Voice (6-12 August 1980): 66.
SMITH, ROBERTA. "Report from Washington: The 1950s Revisited, Not Revised," Art in America 68 (November 1980): 49, ill.

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