Artwork Verso Detail

Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (verso) showing signature and inscription

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Sleep for Yvonne Rainer</em> (verso) showing signature and inscription

    Robert Rauschenberg, Sleep for Yvonne Rainer, 1965 (detail of verso). Photo: Ian Reeves, 2013

  • View of Robert Rauschenberg's Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (verso) showing frame hardware and inscription

    Robert Rauschenberg, Sleep for Yvonne Rainer, 1965 (verso). Photo by Ian Reeves, 2013

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (verso) showing signature and inscription

    Robert Rauschenberg, Sleep for Yvonne Rainer, 1965 (detail of verso). Photo: Ian Reeves, 2013

  • View B of Robert Rauschenberg's Sleep for Yvonne Rainer showing an alternate arrangement of the movable elements

    View B of Robert Rauschenberg’s Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (1965) showing an alternate arrangement of the movable elements. Photo: Ian Reeves, 2013

  • View A of Robert Rauschenberg's Sleep for Yvonne Rainer showing an alternate arrangement of the movable elements

    View A of Robert Rauschenberg’s Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (1965) showing an alternate arrangement of the movable elements. Photo: Ian Reeves, 2013

  • Sleep for Yvonne Rainer

    Robert Rauschenberg, Sleep for Yvonne Rainer, Tue Jan 01 12:00:00 PST 2013; mixed media and paper collage with screen print, 84 1/2 in. x 60 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (214.63 cm x 153.67 cm x 18.42 cm); The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; photo: Ian Reeves


This detail of the back of Rauschenberg’s Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (1965) shows the artist’s signature and an inscription specifying that the small panels attached to the piece by chains may be rearranged on the hooks embedded in the work’s surface or hung from any point on the wall within reach of the chains.