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Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925 - 2008) Primary
Date: 1968
20th Century
Dimensions: 22.64 x 22.24 in. (57.5 x 56.5 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York
Medium and Support: Color offset lithograph
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2021.
Accession Number: 2021.11.04
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Rauschenberg embraced the aesthetic and technical possibilities of lithography and other forms of printmaking, and worked extensively with both ULAE and Gemini G.E.L. He designed this poster to support the successful reelection campaign of Jacob Javits, the liberal Republican senator from New York. In the same year, Rauschenberg and Marion Javits, the senator’s wife,founded Broadside Art, Inc., a short-lived venture that aimed to make grand-scale printmaking available to artists


Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut, The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Collection, March 14-June 8, 2019


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