For Irina. Or: The provenance of a Robert Rauschenberg print and its connections to Russia.

For Irina. Or: The provenance of a Robert Rauschenberg print and its connections to Russia.

German text below / Deutscher Text unten // >Moscow, Soviet Union, 1989. Robert Rauschenberg steps out of an Interflug Iljuschin Il-62M airplane from Berlin and looks around. Slightly irritated by the crude machinery and vast grey terminal building before him, the American artist steps down the steel stairs and heads for the waiting bus on …

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Plastic & Pop – An uneasy alliance today?

Plastic & Pop – An uneasy alliance today?

Artists of the Avant-Garde started using man-made materials like celluloid for sculpture as early as 1916 (Naum Gabo Woman’s Head). In the 1950s the commercial use of plastics exploded. Consequentially it became a material of Pop Art sculptures and multiples of the 1960s. Claes Oldenburg (*1929) started to use PVC, Vynil and Dacron for his soft …

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