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Tate Gallery Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition, 1982

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, printed)
    New York (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rauschenberg, Robert, born 1925 - died 2008 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithographed collage poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edwina Sassoon through the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 72, box C

Robert Rauschenberg (born 1925) has made posters since 1963, valuing the medium of posters as a means of announcing his own exhibitions, advertising concerts and dance productions, and addressing social and political issues. In all he has produced about one hundred and forty posters. The image on this poster incorporates an eclectic variety of visual material, which in characteristic style, he has assembled without the imposition of any discernible narrative. Across this lithographed collage he announces the exhibition in his bold, free-flowing hand.

Physical description

Exhibition poster for the artist's own Tate exhibition 29 April-14 June 1982. Inscribed 'for Edwina. Best Rauschenberg'. The image is assembled from a variety of visual material.

Place of Origin

London (probably, printed)
New York (possibly, made)


1981 (made)


Rauschenberg, Robert, born 1925 - died 2008 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithographed collage poster

Marks and inscriptions

'for Edwina. Best Rauschenberg'.


Height: 75.6 cm, Width: 51.0 cm

Descriptive line

Exhibition poster for Rauschenberg exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, 29 April-14 June 1982, designed by Robert Rauschenberg, 1981


Printing ink; Paper



Subjects depicted



Prints; Advertising; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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