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.)
Gift of Harvey and Penelope D. Buchanan 1997.252
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Catalogue raisonné: Foster 30
Edition: 44, plus artist's proofs
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.
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