Karen Tsujimoto on Robert Rauschenberg's Chow Bags series

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  • Karen Tsujimoto on Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Chow Bags</em> series

    Karen Tsujimoto, Rauschenberg / Rosenquist (San Francisco: Art Museum Association, 1982), n.p.

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

    Robert Rauschenberg, Calf Startena (Chow Bags), 1977 (detail)

  • Calf Startena (Chow Bags)

    Robert Rauschenberg, Calf Startena (Chow Bags), Fri Jan 01 12:00:00 PST 1982; screen print, graphite, and fabric on paper with plastic thread, 48 1/8 in. x 36 3/8 in. (122.24 cm x 92.39 cm); Gift of John Rosenthal; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; published by Styria Studio; photo: Ben Blackwell

In 1982, Karen Tsujimoto, then associate curator at SFMOMA, wrote this catalogue essay for Rauschenberg / Rosenquist, an exhibition organized by the Art Museum Association, San Francisco, that traveled to more than a dozen venues across the United States. The presentation paired Rauschenberg’s Chow Bags series (1977) with six prints made that same year by James Rosenquist (b. 1933).