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Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Goat Chow (Chow Bags) showing Styria Studio chop mark

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  • Detail of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Goat Chow (Chow Bags)</em> showing Styria Studio chop mark

    Robert Rauschenberg, Goat Chow (Chow Bags), 1977 (detail)

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Goat Chow (Chow Bags) showing Styria Studio chop mark

    Robert Rauschenberg, Goat Chow (Chow Bags), 1977 (detail)

  • Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Goat Chow (Chow Bags) showing signature and inscription

    Robert Rauschenberg, Goat Chow (Chow Bags), 1977 (detail)

  • Goat Chow (Chow Bags)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Goat Chow (Chow Bags), Sat Jan 01 12:00:00 PST 1977; screen print with plastic thread, 48 1/8 in. x 36 5/16 in. (122.24 cm x 92.23 cm); Gift of John Rosenthal; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; published by Styria Studio; photo: Ben Blackwell


This embossed ensignia, also called a chop mark or blindstamp, identifies this print as the product of Styria Studio, a printmaking studio in New York. Chow Bags is one of several print portfolios on which Rauschenberg collaborated with the master printers at Styria. The studio is named after the Austrian state of Styria, and their chop mark features the fire-breathing, lion-like animal found in the region’s coat of arms.