Installation View

Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled (1973), SFMOMA, 1999

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

  • Installation view of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Untitled</em> (1973), SFMOMA, 1999

    Installation view of Untitled (1973) in Robert Rauschenberg, SFMOMA, May 7–September 7, 1999

  • Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled (1973), SFMOMA, 1999

    Installation view of Untitled (1973) in Robert Rauschenberg, SFMOMA, May 7–September 7, 1999

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled (1973) showing a collaged bag and string-tie closure

    Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1973 (detail)

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled (1973) showing central fold

    Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1973 (detail)

  • Untitled

    Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, Fri May 07 00:00:00 PDT 1999; acrylic, graphite, paper bags, and envelopes on paper, 72 in. x 60 in. (182.88 cm x 152.4 cm); Gift of the Frederick Weisman Company; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; photo: Ben Blackwell


After a landmark 1998 acquisition of fourteen major works by the artist, SFMOMA mounted the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg (May 7–September 7, 1999). This show celebrated the newly acquired works and contextualized them with other works by Rauschenberg that the museum already owned, including Untitled (1973), seen at left, which was given to SFMOMA in 1981, and Pyramid Series (1974), on the right.