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    Artist Name:

    Robert Rauschenberg

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1925–2008


    Overcast III




    Oil on canvas and screenprinted Plexiglas


    71 x 105 x 11 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from Alfred Austell Thornton in memory of Leila Austell Thornton and Albert Edward Thornton, Sr., and Sarah Miller Venable and William Hoyt Venable

    Accession Number:



    © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

    Currently Not on View
    Robert Rauschenberg adopted the gestural technique and heroic scale of Abstract Expressionism but rejected abstract painting as too removed from everyday life. By incorporating popular images into his art and using commercial techniques, Rauschenberg prefigured the widespread use of commercial imagery and references by Pop artists of the late 1960s. Here Rauschenberg conveys the simultaneity and multiplicity of events in our media-saturated world with a dense profusion of images. The overlapping juxtaposition of these images evokes the rapid barrage of information, while specifically referring to space exploration in the early 1960s.

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