Robert RAUSCHENBERG, Signs Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1925 – 2008

Signs 1970 Place made: New York, New York, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, Stencil Colour photo-screenprint
Impression: 187/250
Edition: Edition of 250
Publisher: Castelli Graphics
Primary Insc: signed l.r., in pencil 'RAUSCHENBERG' 187/250 70 ; on matrix screenprinted bot.c. artist intials 'R.R.'

Dimensions: sheet 109.2 h x 86.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Ferguson 155
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1343
Image rights: © Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy

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Rauschenberg has always been an artist-activist, skilled in raising individual awareness of social, environmental and political issues. Signs operates as a succinct visual summary of the cultural and political events of the 1960s, depicting the tragic musician Janis Joplin, the assassination of John F Kennedy, America’s race riots and the Vietnam War.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra