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Pace Gallery

Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun)

  • Robert Rauschenberg
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Press for Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun)

Current Exhibitions at Pace Gallery


The Patch of Blue the Prisoner Calls the Sky

  • Julian Schnabel,
  • Opens: Mar. 06, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2020
  • Reception: Mar. 05, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ego

  • DRIFT,
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 14, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Flares

  • Kenneth Noland,
  • Opens: Mar. 05, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2020
  • Reception: Mar. 05, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Nigel Cooke,
  • Opens: Jan. 31, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 29, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 30, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Me, Myself and...

  • Lucas Samaras,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 22, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Unlights

  • Robert Irwin,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 22, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 16, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Mary Corse,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 18, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Nevada Test Site

  • Emmet Gowin,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

basis, 70s Drawings

  • Richard Tuttle,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

One of My Ancestors

  • Li Songsong,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paste Papers

  • Yto Barrada,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Plumb Line

  • Loie Hollowell,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 10 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere

  • Alexander Calder,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 10 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

Works 1940–1992

  • Richard Pousette-Dart,
  • Opens: May. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2019
  • Reception: May. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Source, Tau, Throwback

  • Tony Smith,
  • Opens: Apr. 26, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Curious

  • Richard Learoyd,
  • Opens: Apr. 03, 2019
  • Closes: May. 04, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 02, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Landscapes

  • Raqib Shaw,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2019
  • Closes: May. 18, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The World According to

  • Rita Ackermann,
  • Forrest Bess,
  • Katherine Bradford,
  • Alexander Calder,
  • Leidy Churchman,
  • Celeste Dupuy-Spencer,
  • David Hockney,
  • Peter Hujar,
  • Alex Katz,
  • Koo Jeong,
  • Thomas Nozkowksi,
  • Arlene Shechet,
  • Alfred Stieglitz,
  • Opens: Feb. 13, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Murmur

  • Kiki Smith,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 30, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Classic Paintings

  • Adolph Gottlieb,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Duo Color

  • Wang Guangle,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting

  • James Siena,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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  • Robert Whitman,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Navajo Blankets

  • Agnes Martin,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mark Tobey

  • Mark Tobey,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 12, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America

  • JR,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings

  • Irving Penn,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Works

  • Zhang Xiaogang,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lee Ufan

  • Lee Ufan,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Afro Kismet

  • Fred Wilson,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jul. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Théâtres de mémoire

  • Jean Dubuffet,
  • Opens: May. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 29, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New “SCULPTURE/CONFIGURATIONS” [EXTENDED]

  • Robert Irwin,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: May. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 4 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Evolution [EXTENDED]

  • Michal Rovner,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]

  • David Hockney,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

  • Yto Barrada,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Closes: May. 05, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Matter of Form

  • Barbara Hepworth,
  • Opens: Mar. 09, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • Robert Ryman,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Principia Mathematica

  • Dan Flavin,
  • Alfred Jensen,
  • Donald Judd,
  • Sherrie Levine,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Robert Mangold,
  • James Siena,
  • Keith Tyson,
  • Leo Villareal,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thomas Nozkowski

  • Thomas Nozkowski,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Black & White

  • Louise Nevelson,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nothing Personal

  • Richard Avedon,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Crossing Lines

  • Agnes Martin,
  • Richard Tuttle,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting in the '80s

  • Elizabeth Murray,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Shelf Life

  • Claes Oldenburg,
  • Coosje van Bruggen,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ebb and Flow

  • Maya Lin,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ultra Subjective Space

  • teamLab,
  • Opens: Jul. 17, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Jul. 16, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Arrival of Spring

  • David Hockney,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 01, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Watercolors 1941–1947

  • Mark Rothko,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 21, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tara Donovan

  • Tara Donovan,
  • Opens: May. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception: May. 10, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Still Life

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works on Paper 2011 – 2013

  • Joel Shapiro,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Does Yellow Run Forever

  • Paul Graham,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculptures, Paintings, and Installations: 2004 - 2014

  • Fred Wilson,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

100th Anniversary Exhibition

  • Saul Steinberg,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Richard Pousette-Dart

  • Richard Pousette-Dart,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2014
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawing

  • James Siena,
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wang Guangle

  • Wang Guangle,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 01, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 09, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Oct. 31, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Oct. 31, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Antoni Tàpies: 1923 - 2012

  • Antoni Tàpies,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Variations

  • Isamu Noguchi,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Collage and Assemblage

  • Louise Nevelson,
  • Opens: Jan. 24, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mao Yan

  • Mao Yan,
  • Opens: Mar. 06, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blackness in Abstraction

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 24, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lee Ufan

  • Lee Ufan,
  • Opens: May. 15, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Eureka

  • Group show,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tara Donovan

  • Tara Donovan,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cacophonous

  • Robert Irwin,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2015
  • Closes: May. 09, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thomas Nozkowski

  • Thomas Nozkowski,
  • Opens: Mar. 27, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Sculpture

  • James Siena,
  • Opens: Mar. 27, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Centennial

  • Richard Pousette-Dart,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tara Donovan

  • Tara Donovan,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 08, 2015
  • Reception: May. 08, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Album 2

  • Lucas Samaras,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Black Mimosa

  • Nigel Cooke,
  • Opens: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 17, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chuck Close: Recent Work

  • Chuck Close,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Yosemite Suite

  • David Hockney,
  • Opens: Apr. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Adrian Ghenie,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Let There be Light

  • Zhang Huan,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

67-68-69

  • James Turrell,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: May. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Into the Cool

  • Kenneth Noland,
  • Opens: Jan. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 25, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Ilya & Emilia Kabakov,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun)

  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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  • Richard Tuttle,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 11, 2016
  • Reception: May. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Personal Work

  • Irving Penn,
  • Opens: Jan. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 05, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works on Paper

  • Thomas Nozkowski,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Double Pendulum

  • Qiu Xiaofei,
  • Opens: Mar. 11, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 10, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dark Palette

  • Mark Rothko,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

GLASS

  • Maya Lin,
  • Kiki Smith,
  • Fred Wilson,
  • Opens: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

On the Body

  • Random International,
  • Opens: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Plate Paintings

  • Julian Schnabel,
  • Opens: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ceramics

  • Lee Ufan,
  • Opens: Mar. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 10, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Prabhavathi Meppayil

  • Prabhavathi Meppayil,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Calder / Miró: Constellations

  • Alexander Calder,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ebo River and Early Works

  • Keith Sonnier,
  • Opens: Nov. 26, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 21, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thinker

  • Yoshitomo Nara,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Works

  • Kevin Francis Gray,
  • Opens: Mar. 30, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 30, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Leo Villareal

  • Leo Villareal,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 11, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings and Works on Paper 2013 - 2017

  • Robert Mangold,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: May. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Border Cantos

  • Richard Misrach,
  • Guillermo Galindo,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Stain Paintings 1964 – 1966

  • John Hoyland,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New York City, No-Name, Re-Do, Seductions

  • Lucas Samaras,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Oct 23 - Jan 16, 2016

  • Reception: Oct 22, 6 - 8pm

Where

Pace Gallery

  • 534 W 25th St, New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.929.7000

About

Pace is pleased to announce an exhibition of late works by Robert Rauschenberg. Presented in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the exhibition is Pace’s first posthumous presentation of work by the artist and will feature bodies of work from his first three exhibitions at the gallery in the 1990s.

The exhibition will examine the Anagram, Arcadian Retreat and Anagram (A Pun) series. These works were created beginning in the mid-1990s, a pivotal period for Rauschenberg as he developed and perfected a powerful new technique combining dye transfer with novel supports including plaster, large-scale paper and polylaminate panels. The resulting approach would inspire the artist’s practice over the remainder of his life. A majority of the works included in the exhibition come from Rauschenberg’s personal collection, which now makes up the holdings of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. A new catalogue with an essay by art historian Jonathan Fineberg will accompany the exhibition.

Rauschenberg—one of the seminal figures in the history of 20th century art—sought to challenge existing parameters of art in his practice, blurring media distinctions and ultimately the boundaries between art and life. An inveterate inventor, he consistently reevaluated his approach to materials and techniques throughout his life, and his improvisational methods destabilized the established frameworks of modernism. Rauschenberg’s groundbreaking work of the 1950s and 1960s preceded Pop art and Neo-Dadaism, and much of the Minimalist and Conceptual art of the last five decades is enormously indebted to Rauschenberg’s early discoveries. Pace’s exhibition highlights the significance of innovation in Rauschenberg’s work and the advent of the last major development of his prolific career.

For the Anagram, Arcadian Retreat and Anagram (A Pun) series, Rauschenberg drew upon the achievements of his early screen print and image transfer works of the 1950s and 1960s while reinvigorating the ideas, imagery and techniques to respond to a dramatically different world. These works were characterized by the advent of a water-soluble inkjet dye transfer process that gave him greater flexibility in the scale of his paintings. This process produced an aqueous and fluid appearance, blurring the crisp edges of his photographs and recalling the process of his work from the 1960s and 1980s. The inkjet dye process also liberated Rauschenberg from the mechanical production of printing screens, allowing him to produce sheets exclusively from his own photography on an in-studio printer. In addition to a more painterly effect, these works reflect a more nimble and freer approach to image-making than earlier works which were bound by the limitations of mechanical processes.


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