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Stunt Man I, 1962

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Rauschenberg produced seven lithographs during his first year at U.L.A.E. Among these editions was a three-print series called Stunt Man (I, II, and III), so named for the artist's attempt to blend unlikely combinations of color, something he considered a "brash stunt." In these early prints, Rauschenberg arranged seemingly unrelated images-typically cut from newspapers and magazines of the day-in a collaged composition on which he painted gestural brushstrokes using lithographic tusche. The resulting lithograph was an amalgam of abstract and representational imagery, which often yielded unforeseen results. Indeed, Rauschenberg often relied on chance and unforeseen connections among images as a crucible for new and multiple meanings.

Stunt Man I
Artist Life
Accession Number
(Dayton's Gallery 12, Minneapolis); sold to MIA, 1970.
Catalogue Raisonne
Foster 9
Curator Approved

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Robert Rauschenberg, Stunt Man I, 1962 © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation