Visitation II

(American, 1925–2008)
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Support: Printed on white wove Rives BFK paper
Sheet: 76.3 x 56.5 cm (30 1/16 x 22 1/4 in.); Image: 68.8 x 55.1 cm (27 1/16 x 21 11/16 in.)
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Catalogue raisonné: Foster 30
Edition: 44, plus artist's proofs
Impression: 33/44
Location: not on view
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Although he first told her "the 20th century is no time to start drawing on rocks," Rauschenberg was convinced to try lithography by Tatyana Grosman, the proprietor of the print workshop Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE). Visitation II is a marvelous example of how Rauschenberg, who likes ambiguity, deliberately obscured the meaning of the image by combining photographs transferred to the lithography plate and areas of spontaneous brushwork executed with tusche, or lithographic ink.
Visitation II

Visitation II


Robert Rauschenberg, U.L.A.E.

(American, 1925–2008)
America, 20th century

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