Detail of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled [glossy black painting] showing a white paint drip

Related to Untitled [glossy black painting], ca. 1951

Detail of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled [glossy black painting] showing a white paint drip

Related to Untitled [glossy black painting], ca. 1951

Detail of Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled [glossy black painting] (ca. 1951) showing a white paint drip

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This photo shows a drip of white paint along the side of the lower left edge of Untitled [glossy black painting]. The painting is known to have been repainted by Rauschenberg in the 1980s to cover drips of white paint splattered on the work by a careless housepainter. This drip likely dates from that incident. For further discussion of the work’s repaintings, see the essay on Untitled [glossy black painting].

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