Installation View

Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1991

Part of Rauschenberg Research Project

  • Installation view of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Autobiography</em>, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1991

    Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg’s Autobiography (1968) in Robert Rauschenberg: Print Survey in Themes, 1952–1992, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, October 7–December 4, 1992. Photo: Dorothy Zeidman, courtesy the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

  • Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1991

    Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg’s Autobiography (1968) in Robert Rauschenberg: Print Survey in Themes, 1952–1992, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, October 7–December 4, 1992. Photo: Dorothy Zeidman, courtesy the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

  • Detail of first panel of Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography

    Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, 1968 (detail)

  • Detail of second panel of Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography

    Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, 1968 (detail)

  • Detail of third panel of Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography

    Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, 1968 (detail)

  • Autobiography

    Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, Sat Oct 26 00:00:00 PDT 1991; offset lithograph, 198 3/4 in. x 48 3/4 in. (504.8 cm x 123.81 cm); Gift of Marion B. Javits, Robert Rauschenberg, and Milton Glaser; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; published by Broadside Art, Inc.


The large scale of Autobiography makes it difficult to hang on a wall in a traditional fashion, particularly in its vertical configuration. In this photograph of Autobiography in Robert Rauschenberg: Print Survey in Themes, 1952–1992 at Leo Castelli Gallery (October 7–December 4, 1992), the work curls past the top of the wall onto the ceiling and extends onto the floor.