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Currents '70

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph in red and neutrals

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 4

Physical description

Poster advertising an exhibition of works from Rauschenberg's 'Currents' series, which was completed in 1970, at Castelli Graphics, 578 Broadway, New York, 5-26th May 1990. Lithograph printed in red and neutrals depicting 1970s newsprint relating to the drugs trade.

Place of Origin

USA (made)


1990 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph in red and neutrals


Height: 75.6 cm, Width: 75.8 cm

Object history note

This poster was reproduced from the original exhibition poster used when the series was first exhibited jointly at Castelli Graphics and Automation House, New York, in 1970, but with some modifications: Rauschenberg is responsible for the overlaid lettering. The image reproduced is Currents no.61. "Currents" records urban, environmental and cultural decay as perceived through the press issued during the first two months of 1970.

Descriptive line

Poster by Robert Rauschenberg, 'Currents '70', advertising an exhibition showing works from 'Currents' series at Castelli Graphics in 1990, offset lithograph, USA, 1990

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Production Note






Subjects depicted

Drugs; Newsprint


Posters; Prints; Propaganda; Advertising


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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