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

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  • Detail of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard)</em> showing manufacturers stamp

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

  • 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), Tue Dec 03 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


The six cardboard boxes that make up Rauschenberg’s Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) offer glimpses of the American manufacturing and shipping industries. This stamp on the small Colgate toothpaste box found near the center of the work belongs to the Longview Fibre Company in Oakland, California.