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Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled [black painting with portal form], Larry Gagosian Gallery, New York, 1986

Related to Untitled [black painting with portal form], 1952–53

Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled [black painting with portal form] (1952–53) in Rauschenberg: The White and Black Paintings 1949–1952, Larry Gagosian Gallery, New York, April 18–May 31, 1986

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Installation View

This installation view of the Larry Gagosian Gallery exhibition Rauschenberg: The White and Black Paintings 1949–1952 (April 18–May 31, 1986) shows the range of scales and surface textures that Rauschenberg explored in his Black paintings. Untitled [black painting with portal form], seen at far left, incorporates elements found in both of the earlier works to its right. Untitled [matte black painting with Asheville Citizen] (ca. 1952) incorporates large unpainted strips of newspaper, and Untitled [glossy black four-panel painting] (ca. 1951), at far right, includes highly saturated areas of painted clippings.

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