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Robert Rauschenberg, C.O.R.E. (Congress of Racial Equality), 1965

Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925 - 2008)
Title:C.O.R.E. (Congress of Racial Equality), 1965
Medium:Offset color lithograph and screenprint with varnish
Image:36 in x 24 in (91 cm x 61 cm)
Sheet:36 in x 24 in (91 cm x 61 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Robert Rauschenberg (Texas, 1925- Florida, 2008) in marker in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in very good condition.
ID #w-4897

Historical Description

Rauschenberg’s works are filled with iconic figures and typical images of the American experience that he placed seemingly randomly. This is the case with this commemorative Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) collage, which celebrates the first congress in civil rights that occurred in 1965. Included are images of John F. Kennedy, a Native American, his own photographs of modern landscapes, a statue of a Civil War soldier, Lady Liberty, racecars in the desert, industrial smokestacks, and street signs that are a part of the American commercial landscape. These seemingly random images all interplay however to create a sense of tension within the piece by contrasting the illusions of freedom with that of the current social existence. It is through such intellectual storytelling that enables the piece to speak to everyone.

Created in 1965, this offset color lithograph and screenprint with varnish is hand-signed by Robert Rauschenberg (Texas, 1925- Florida, 2008) in marker in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 200.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to museum-grade conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.

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