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Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning Drawing showing inscription

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Detail of Robert Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953) showing the inscription made by Jasper Johns

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The inscription below Erased de Kooning Drawing was executed by artist Jasper Johns (b. 1930) using a lettering device. The paper bearing the inscription is normally framed by a window cut into the work’s mat board. In this conservation image we see the entire sheet, with remnants of tape along its edges and slight staining caused by exposure to light and the acidic backing board on which the drawing was originally mounted.

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