Rauschenberg at Gemini
Philbrook Museum of Art’s summer exhibit takes guests on a stargazing tour that has nothing to do with astronomy. The late Robert Rauschenberg was one of a few artists who reached the height of fame that became the measure of success for artists of the post-war world. Everyone who wanted a piece of the crushingly unsentimental contemporary art scene sought the works of Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and William de Koonig. For more than three decades, Rauschenberg created series of original prints at the Gemini G.E.L. workshop in West Hollywood. He used photographs taken in Tibet, Morocco, Los Angeles and China. He used materials as simple as cardboard. He even used his own x-rays. Prints, small, mammoth and in-between take the eyes on a tour of memory, which may mean the collective work, which goes on exhibit June 12 – Sept. 11, creates the artist’s ultimate self-portrait. For more, visit www.philbrook.org.