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

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

  • View B of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Sleep for Yvonne Rainer</em> 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 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


As indicated in the inscription on the back of the work, the movable elements attached to Rauschenberg’s Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (1965) can be rearranged at the discretion of the installer. This photo shows one alternate configuration. Another photograph in this section presents an alternate view.