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

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  • View of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard)</em> 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

  • 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), Sun Dec 01 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 title Rosalie/Red Cheek/Temporary Letter/Stock (Cardboard) (1971) is drawn from a selection of the manufacturer’s stamps on the cardboard boxes, which include logos for Colgate toothpaste, Rosalie tomatoes, Red Cheek apple cider, and PPG paints (with a reminder to “Rotate your Stock”), along with the mysterious line “Lighting Fixture for Temporary Letter.”