Lot 86

Robert Rauschenberg PUBLICON - STATION I Illuminated Sculpture

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008)
Marking(s); notes: signed; ed. 9/30; 1978 (on Gemini G.E.L. plaque)
Materials: painted wood with fabric collage, Plexiglas, po
Dimensions (H, W, D): 59"h, 30"w, 12"d closed (58"w open)
Additional Information: "Related to the Stations of the Cross, the Publicons are cabinets, each of which opens to reveal an enshrined object. The title merges “icon,” a reference to medieval reliquaries and Renaissance altarpieces, and “public,” since sculptures can be manipulated by the viewer. The edition was made at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles." (source: rauschenbergfoundation.org) Provenance: Private Collection, Palm Beach, Florida, thence by descent. This work is from a noteworthy collection of 20th century art acquired primarily from Joan Sonnabend's Obelisk Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts when the family relocated to Florida in 1994.


very good, some overall scuffs/marks/scratches to exterior, minor chips to finish at edges/corners, tiny indentation to interior mirror 

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