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Intaglio Watch

A work made of photolithograph in white, with embossing, on white laid paper.
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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  • A work made of photolithograph in white, with embossing, on white laid paper.

Date:

1968

Artist:

Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008)
printed by Donn Steward (American, 1921-1986)
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

In Drizzle, Rauschenberg used a copper plate with a pattern taken from his wristwatch. A few impressions of the watch alone were made on small sheets of handmade paper, titled Intaglio Watch, and given as gifts to guests at Maurice Grosman’s birthday luncheon. “Intaglio” is the term used to describe the printing process by which impressions are taken from inked lines incised into a metal plate (e.g., engraving, drypoint, mezzotint.)

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Robert Rauschenberg

Title

Intaglio Watch

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1968

Medium

Photolithograph in white, with embossing, on white laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 23.5 × 3.6 cm (9 5/16 × 1 7/16 in.); Sheet: 59.5 × 19.3 cm (23 7/16 × 7 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

U.L.A.E. Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; purchased with funds provided by supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1982.1144

Copyright

© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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