Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Louise Nevelson & Robert Rauschenberg - Master Reusers

"When you put together things that other people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created." - Louise Nevelson

Cascade, 1964
wood and paint
100 1/2 in. x 109 in. x 17 1/2 in. (255.27 cm x 276.86 cm x 44.45 cm)
Acquired 1993
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of an anonymous donor

Dawn's Wedding Chapel IV,
from Dawn's Wedding Feast, 1959-60
painted wood
109 x 87 x 13 inches.
The Jewish Museum
Courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York.

Untitled, ca. 1950 - 1959.


Louise Nevelson.
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I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out of the real world. - Robert Rauschenberg
Untitled Combine (Man with White Shoes), 1955
Combine: oil, newspaper, photographs, postcard, fabric,
printed reproductions, graphite on paper, stickers, found painting,
mirror, shoes and socks on wood structure with stuffed Dominique hen
86 1/2 x 37 x 26 1/4 in. (219.7 x 94 x 66.7 cm)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles The Panza Collection

Satellite, 1955.
Oil, fabric, paper, and wood on canvas with stuffed pheasant
79 3/8 × 43 1/4 × 5 5/8 in. (201.6 × 109.9 × 14.3 cm)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
gift of Claire B. Zeisler and purchase with funds from the Mrs. Percy Uris Purchase Fund

Bed, 1955.
Oil and pencil on pillow, quilt, and sheet on wood supports
6' 3 1/4" x 31 1/2" x 8" (191.1 x 80 x 20.3 cm).
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Gift of Leo Castelli in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
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Robert Rauschenberg with some of his works

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