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Collection Online as of March 2, 2024

Visitation II

Visitation II

(American, 1925–2008)
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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
Location: not on view


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.
  • From Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: Recently Acquired Prints. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 17-November 26, 2000).
    Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; September 17 - November 26, 2000. "From Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: Recently Acquired Prints."
  • {{cite web|title=Visitation II|url=false|author=Robert Rauschenberg, U.L.A.E.|year=1965|access-date=02 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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