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Robert Rauschenberg discusses Automobile Tire Print at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major works by the artist that the museum had recently acquired. Hopps had organized the 1976 and 1998 retrospectives of Rauschenbergs work. In this excerpt from the video footage, Rauschenberg recounts the making of Automobile Tire Print (1953). Gary Garrels, then SFMOMAs chief curator, and Peter Samis, then associate curator of education, also participate in the interview. A transcript of the full interview is available on the Related Information page. A transcript of this excerpt is available below.

  • Robert Rauschenberg discusses Automobile Tire Print (1953) at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999. Video edited by Richard Robertson, 2012

  • Total running time: 11 min. 29 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
  • SFMOMA Release Date: July 2013