Artwork Verso

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

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

  • View of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Sleep for Yvonne Rainer</em> (verso) showing frame hardware and inscription

    Robert Rauschenberg, Sleep for Yvonne Rainer, 1965 (verso). Photo by 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); Private collection; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; photo: Ian Reeves


This view of the back of Sleep for Yvonne Rainer (1965) shows the artist’s signature and inscription at top left as well as the nuts and bolts that penetrate both the canvas and the stretcher and secure the Plexiglas sheet to the work’s surface.