Curatorial Document

Listing of artworks related to Robert Rauschenberg, Sketch for Monogram, 1959

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

  • Listing of artworks related to Robert Rauschenberg, <em>Sketch for Monogram, 1959</em>

    Reference sheet documenting artworks related to Robert Rauschenberg’s Sketch for Monogram, 1959 (1973). SFMOMA Permanent Collection Object Files

  • Sketch for Monogram, 1959

    Robert Rauschenberg, Sketch for Monogram, 1959, lithograph and screen print, 12 in. x 9 in. (30.48 cm x 22.86 cm); Gift of Robert Rauschenberg; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


Sketch for Monogram, 1959 (1973) is a lithograph based on Rauschenberg’s 1959 drawing Sketch for Monogram. Rauschenberg made at least three preliminary sketches for Monogram (1955–59), a Combine now in the collection of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, that is one of his most famous works. As the preparatory drawings and early views documented here demonstrate, Monogram evolved through several states. The SFMOMA lithograph is based on the last drawing on the reference sheet.