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Plain Salt (Cardboards)

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Following decades of artistic collaboration and political and social activism, Rauschenberg returned alone to the studio, focusing on a single material for a year. He chose the cardboard box, easily obtainable and discarded after fulfilling its mission to contain something. Rauschenberg relished...

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Inscription

Signed on reverse side in Rauschenberg's own script: Rauschenberg 1971

Provenance

The artist; with Castelli Gallery, New York; to Martin Peretz, Cambridge, MA, 1972; to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Peretz

Copyright

Art © Robert Rauschenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

1971

Dimensions

Overall: 204.5 x 94 x 26.7 cm (80 1/2 x 37 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1992.396

Medium or Technique

Cardboard and plywood

Collections

Contemporary Art

Classifications

Collages