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Autobiography (Broadside), 1968

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One of Rauschenberg's largest prints, Autobirography features content of a more personal nature, including a full-body x-ray of the artist; an astrological chart (Libra); biographical passages arranged in concentric rings; a childhood photograph; and a documentary photograph of the artist's first performance piece Pelican (1963). Printed on a commercial press designed for billboard advertisements, this offset lithograph was intended to serve as a widely distributed broadside, an advertisement of sorts for the artist himself. Like many of his prints from the 1960s, Rauschenberg relies on juxtaposed photographic imagery to generate tthe work's meaning.

Autobiography (Broadside)
Artist Life
Accession Number
(Leo Castelli Gallery, New York); sold to MIA, 1970.
Catalogue Raisonne
Foster 60
Curator Approved

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Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography (Broadside), 1968 © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation