Conservation Document

PaceWildenstein, fax to SFMOMA's Conservation Department, May 27, 1999

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  • PaceWildenstein, fax to SFMOMAs Conservation Department, May 27, 1999

    PaceWildenstein, fax to SFMOMA's Conservation Department, May 27, 1999. SFMOMA Conservation Department files

  • 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)], Thu May 27 12:00:00 PDT 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


It was important to Rauschenberg to use high-quality materials that were both durable and eco-friendly. This fax from the artist's New York gallery, PaceWildenstein (as Pace Gallery was then known), describes the paper and ink that Rauschenberg chose for his Anagrams (A Pun) series.