ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, OVERDRIVE TEA TOWEL
Linen Tea Towel
50 x 67cm (19 x 26 ins)
Based on Overdrive, 1963 (detail)
Originally designed to sit alongside the 2017 MoMA retrospective Robert Rauschenberg : Among Friends which celebrated over 250 works across mediums from his six-decade career.
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One of the 20th century’s most influential American artists, Robert Rauschenberg was known for his groundbreaking work as well as a spirit of generosity and social activism. Working in a wide range of subjects, styles, techniques, and mediums, Rauschenberg was a forerunner of many of the important artistic movements since abstract expressionism. He had a lifelong commitment to collaboration, working with performers, printmakers, scientists, writers and artisans from around the globe. Rauschenberg also stood behind many causes ranging from environmental protection to the role of art in education to the connection between freedom of expression and human rights.Today, Rauschenberg’s work is not only heralded by curators and art historians, it remains highly influential and relevant to a new generation of artists.
Overdrive, 1963; oil and silkscreen ink on canvas; 84 x 60 in. (203.2 x 234.84 x 8.89 cm); Museum of Modern Art, New York; Promised gift of Glenn and Eva Dubin; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation