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Details of Robert Rauschenberg's Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) showing mounting nails

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  • Details of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard)</em> showing mounting nails

    Composite of two details demonstrating the use of nails to mount Robert Rauschenberg’s Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) (1971)

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) showing mailing labels

    Robert Rauschenberg, Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard), 1971 (detail)

  • View of Robert Rauschenberg's Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) (verso) showing support panel

    Robert Rauschenberg, Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard), 1971 (verso)

  • View of Robert Rauschenberg's Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) documenting markings on boxes

    View of Robert Rauschenberg’s Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) (1971) documenting manufacturer’s stamps and other markings on the cardboard boxes

  • Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard), 2013

    Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg’s Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) (1971)

  • Details of Robert Rauschenberg's Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) showing mounting nails

    Composite of two details demonstrating the use of nails to mount Robert Rauschenberg’s Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) (1971)

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) showing manufacturer's stamp

    Robert Rauschenberg, Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard), 1971 (detail)

  • Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard), Mon Dec 02 12:00:00 PST 2013; cardboard, 35 1/2 in. x 79 in. x 11 in. (90.17 cm x 200.66 cm x 27.94 cm); Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


Befitting the rough aesthetic of the cardboard boxes, Rauschenberg chose to mount Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) with two roofing nails of the type that could be found in any hardware store. The sculpture is attached to the wall by hammering the nails directly through two crude holes in the work’s cardboard and plywood backing.