Jammers (1975–76)

Almost completely devoid of imagery, the Jammers are mostly made from sewn fabric that is usually hung directly on the wall, often in conjunction with rattan poles or other everyday objects, such as cans and flashlights. The series title was derived from windjammer, a type of sailboat. As is typical of Rauschenberg’s love of wordplay, Jammer also evokes musicians “jamming” and slang for pajamas. Individual titles often have nautical associations.