Installation View

Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)], PaceWildenstein, New York, 1999

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  • Installation view of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)]</em>, PaceWildenstein, New York, 1999

    Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)] (1998) in Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams (A Pun), PaceWildenstein, New York, March 19–April 17, 1999. Photo: Ellen Page Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery

  • Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)], PaceWildenstein, New York, 1999

    Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)] (1998) in Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams (A Pun), PaceWildenstein, New York, March 19–April 17, 1999. Photo: Ellen Page Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery

  • Robert Rauschenberg with Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)] at SFMOMA, 1999

    Robert Rauschenberg with Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)] (1998) in the SFMOMA galleries, 1999. Photo: Katy Raddatz, courtesy The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

  • Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)]

    Robert Rauschenberg, Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)], Fri Mar 19 12:00:00 PST 1999; pigmented ink transfer on paper on aluminum panels, 123 3/4 in. x 180 in. (314.33 cm x 457.2 cm); Purchase through a gift of Phyllis Wattis; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; photo: Ben Blackwell


Rauschenberg's Ten Yard Sale (1999; at left) is roughly twice the length of Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)], yet both works dwarf viewers who approach them. Shown together at PaceWildenstein (as Pace Gallery was then known) from March 19 through April 17, 1999, as part of an exhibition of Rauschenberg's Anagrams (A Pun) series, the two works feature repeated imagery and reference similar subjects, such as construction sites, the American flag, and fire-fighting paraphernalia.