Robert RAUSCHENBERGGEMINI G.E.L., Love zone Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1925 – 2008



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Love zone [Love zone: from the 'Reels (B+C)' series [R.T.P.]] 1968
Collection Title: the 'Reels (B + C)' series 1968
Title Notes: 002-011
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic 3 colour lithograph Support: Rives BFK paper
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 60, plus 8 artist's proofs; 3 trial proofs; right to print; printer's proof II; cancellation proof
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1968

Edition Notes: Collaboration, processing and proofing by Kenneth Tyler. Printed by Charles Ritt. Three colour lithograph, printed as follows: vermilion red (aluminum), green-black (aluminum), gloss black (stone).
Primary Insc: 68-174
Dimensions: composition 66.0 h x 52.0 w cm sheet 68.8 h x 58.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.928.3
Image rights: © Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy

Rauschenberg’s printmaking practice is based on a meticulous process of collecting and editing imagery from a variety of sources, including newspaper and magazine clippings, film stills and mass media photography. In this way, his work from the 1960s can be seen as a presentation of both the street culture of the urban environment, and American social events and political issues of the time. The garishly coloured Reels (B + C) series appropriates the film stills from the 1967Bonnie and Clyde movie, starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, and exposes Rauschenberg’s fascination with celebrity and the entertainment industry.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra