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View of Robert Rauschenberg's 3-83-B-25A with signature and inscription visible

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  • View of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>3-83-B-25A</em> with signature and inscription visible

    View of Robert Rauschenberg's 3-83-B-25A (1983) with the artist's signature and a studio inscription visible below the photograph

  • View of Robert Rauschenberg's 3-83-B-25A with signature and inscription visible

    View of Robert Rauschenberg's 3-83-B-25A (1983) with the artist's signature and a studio inscription visible below the photograph

  • 3-83-B-25A

    Robert Rauschenberg, 3-83-B-25A, Sun Jan 01 12:00:00 PST 2012; gelatin silver print, 12 15/16 in. x 19 1/8 in. (32.86 cm x 48.58 cm); Purchase; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


The signature and inscription visible here are typically hidden under a mat board when 3-83-B-25A is exhibited. Rauschenberg signed the photograph, and his studio assistant Bradley Jeffries added the inscription. “3-83” represents the month and year that Rauschenberg took the photograph (at the time he was on a trip to Japan). “B” denotes the film roll he used that month and “25A” is the specific frame number that corresponds to this image. The “#1” included in the inscription indicates that this was the first print made of this photograph from a planned edition of 50.