Credit: Robert Rauschenberg.  Topher (Ruminations), 1999 (detail).

Robert Rauschenberg
Anaglyphic Anecdotes

Eckert Fine Art is pleased to present Robert Rauschenberg – Anaglyphic Anecdotes, an extensive solo presentation of original and edition works. A special guest talk with long time Rauschenberg Captiva Studio assistant and digital archivist Jonas Stirner will be held on August 12th. Featuring upwards of 30 pieces, this exhibition looks at the photo transfer technique as Rauschenberg developed it from works on fabric in the mid-1970s to his final body of work on polylaminate panels, The Runts, which he produced from 2006 until his death in May of 2008. Numerous series from this time period will be present, including a rare full set of 1999’s Ruminations print collection, which Rauschenberg created to honor his family and close friends.

This exhibition is made possible by Eckert Fine Art’s lasting client relationships, which over the years, have helped nurture and fortify the gallery’s first-hand relationship with the artist. While running a modern and contemporary gallery in Naples, Florida that began in the mid 1990s, Jane Eckert was introduced to Robert Rauschenberg. The pair developed a trusting and rewarding friendship, and in turn, a business relationship that enabled clients of the gallery to begin acquiring works on the primary market, directly sourced from Rauschenberg’s Captiva Island studio. It is these past clients who have come forth to provide content to this ambitious exhibition, which goes beyond commercial studio works to feature personal art gestures and gifts from the artist to those in his immediate social and familial circle.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29, 4 – 7pm
Exhibition Lecture: Saturday, August 12 (time tbd)


Eckert Fine Art
12 Old Barn Road
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