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View of Robert Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning Drawing (verso, framed) showing labels and inscription

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Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953 (verso, framed)

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This view of the back of Erased de Kooning Drawing shows the following inscription, written in heavy black: “DO NOT REMOVE DRAWING FROM FRAME. FRAME IS PART OF DRAWING. ” A studio assistant added the note at Rauschenberg’s behest, likely just before the work toured with the 1976 exhibition Robert Rauschenberg (October 30, 1976–January 15, 1978). The myriad museum, gallery, and shipping labels scattered across the back of the piece testify to its extensive international exhibition history.

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