Lithograph printed in two colors from two stones on white wove Rives BFK paper, with margins
Signed, dated and numbered, lower right beneath the image
Edition of 42 (there were also 5 Trial Proofs)
Sheet: 30 x 22 inches (76 x 56 cm)
Price on request
Lithograph printed in two colors from two stones, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on white wove Rives BFK paper, with margins, signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 42 (there were also 5 Trial Proofs), printed by by Ben Berns and Maurice Grosman at ULAE, published by ULAE, in very fine condition, framed.
Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Robert Rauschenberg Prints: 1948-1970, 06 August – 27 September 1970 (another example).
Foster, Edward A. Robert Rauschenberg Prints: 1948-1970, 1970, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Art, no.29.
Sparks, Esther. Universal Limited Art Editions, A History and Catalogue: The First Twenty- Five Years. 1989, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and New York, Harry N. Abrams, p.437, no.25, illustrated (another example).
When metal plates and offset printing replaced cumbersome lithograph stones after World War II, fine Bavarian limestones were discarded by countless commercial printers. All of ULAE’s stones were commercial discards. The back side of the two stones used for the backgrounds of Visitation I (and Lawn) had a graph paper pattern that printer Ben Berns restored so Rauschenberg could use it.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem