The estate of Robert Rauschenberg, represented for the past 15 years by the Pace Gallery (formerly PaceWildenstein), will now be represented by Gagosian Gallery. Gagosian offers an artist or an artist’s estate international representation with three galleries in New York, one in Beverly Hills and spaces in London, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong and, soon, Paris.
Rauschenberg, who died of heart failure in May 2008, was a prolific and influential American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s, and remained an influential figure until his death. He is well known for his “Combines” from the 50s, which combined painting and sculpture with non-traditional art materials like a stuffed goat or trash that he found in the streets of New York City. He also worked in photography, printmaking, papermaking and performance.
Rauschenberg’s works continue to bring good prices, at a Christie’s auction in March, a Rauschenberg Combine painting sold above estimate for more than $10 million.
Gagosian exhibits the work of Jasper Johns, an artist Rauschenberg is often associated with. A Rauschenberg exhibition is planned in New York in the fall of 2010print