Detail of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled (Pyramid Series) showing deckled edge

Related to Pyramid Series, 1974

Detail of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled (Pyramid Series) showing deckled edge

Related to Pyramid Series, 1974

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Pyramid Series), 1974 (detail of verso). Pictured unit: SFMOMA 98.300.2

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Artwork Verso Detail

Rauschenberg created the pyramid or triangle form of each Pyramid Series work by pressing a folded piece of fabric between two heavy sheets of paper in a flatbed press. The pressure created by the press produced a raised triangle on the paper—the ghostly impression of the cloth within. In this detail view of the verso of drawing 1C (SFMOMA 98.300.3), a slightly raised line left by the press runs just above the inscriptions.

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