Fossil for Bob Morris

1965

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

Paper, metal, plastic, rubber, and fabric on canvas, 84 × 60 × 9 in. (213.4 × 152.4 × 22.9 cm) [variable]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.240

Provenance:
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, to 1967
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1967-1 January 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "1965 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American American Painting," 8 December 1965-30 January 1966, cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 988, color ill. p. 636.
HIRSHORN MUSEM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Twentieth-Century Art from the Museum's Collection," 9 March-2 May 1991, unnumbered checklist, p. 8.

Published References:
SECKLER, DOROHY GEES. "The Artist Speaks: Robert Rauschenberg," Art in America 54, no. 3 (May-June 1966), p. 84.
FORGE, ANDREW. Rauschenberg (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1969), p. 228.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "A Washington Art Survey: Striking and Surprising," Washington DC Evening Star (23 February 1971), sec. B, p. 7, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), fig. 987, color ill. p. 636.
ATHEARN, ROBERT G. American Heritage Illustrated History of the United States Volume 16: Decades of Cold War (New York: Choice Publishing, 1988), ill. p. 1379.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pop Precursors