Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monogram [beta], Robert Rauschenberg




Lately, I've been researching a 1955 combine by Robert Rauschenberg. It's not Monogram (1955-59), though, which includes a taxidermied angora goat with a tire around its waist standing on a painting. [Here's a photo of it at the Pompidou.]

Anyway, while digging around in the archives of the Smithsonian's 1976 Rauschenberg retrospective, I came across this sweet little sketch, by someone not the artist, that showed the various goat/painting states Rauschenberg experimented with before he decided he was done.