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Detail of a clipping in Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled [black painting with portal form] alongside article

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

Composite showing a detail of a clipping embedded in the surface of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled [black painting with portal form] (1952–53) alongside the original New York Times article

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This composite pairs a detail of a newspaper fragment in Untitled [black painting with portal form] with the corresponding excerpt from a February 28, 1952, issue of the New York Times. Although the article’s title is slightly obscured by black paint, “German Reds Rebuff” is legible. Additional information about the dating of the Black paintings may be found in the essays on Untitled [black painting with portal form] and Untitled [glossy black painting].

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