Barbara Gladstone

Barbara Gladstone. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

Mourning the Loss of Barbara Gladstone

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Barbara Gladstone. In 2022, the Rauschenberg Foundation began working closely with Barbara and the team at Gladstone Gallery.

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Courtesy BBC Arts

New Feature on Rauschenberg Airs on BBC

Robert Rauschenberg – Pop Art Pioneer aired on BBC2 on December 10 in a celebration of the work and life of the artist shortly after the Rauschenberg retrospective opened to the public at Tate Modern. 
In the film presenter Alastair Sooke traveled to New
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Rauschenberg in front of the Fish House with Global Chute (Kabal American Zephyr) (1982) Captiva  Florida  circa 1982. Photo: Terry Van Brunt

Throughout his career Robert Rauschenberg used his platform as an artist to increase knowledge about global issues and to raise money for many causes and organizations.

The safekeeping of the environment and the notion of individual responsibility for the welfare of life on earth was one of Rauschenberg’s key causes. This commitment to the environment that extended throughout various aspects of his work and life took focus in 1970 when he purchased his first tract of land on Captiva Island. Rauschenberg viewed his residence in Captiva as dependent on the natural environment of the island. He therefore focused on the maintenance of this land as a natural habitat throughout his lifetime. Images from the surrounding landscape and wildlife as well as of issues that affected the island such as water conservation served as regular inspiration for his work. Over the course of forty years he bought historic cottages and adjacent land to preserve and protect it from encroaching commercial development and undertook a significant restoration of the landscape after Hurricane Charley in 2004.

Today the property remains intact as a pristine natural environment, hosting more than seventy artists each year for month-long residencies in Rauschenberg’s former home and studio.

Rauschenberg + Environment

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The Anagram Series: Rauschenberg at Work 2015. Video: color 4 minutes 32 seconds. Courtesy Pace Gallery New York. Original film footage shot by Film Odyssey Inc. for the PBS documentary Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius. Courtesy Film Odyssey Inc. All rights reserved. Licensed by Pace 2015.

New Oral History Featuring Founder of Pace Gallery; Footage of Rauschenberg Working in His Studio

The foundation is pleased to announce that Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun) will remain on view at Pace Gallery, 534 West 2

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Film still from Mostly About Rauschenberg (1975), an unreleased film originally produced by Michèle Arnaud and Reiner Moritz, and directed by Christine Kozlov, Rauschenberg, and Mayo Thompson.

Exploring the Archives with the New York Times

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is in the early stage of processing our rich collection of archival materials.

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Rauschenberg and Walter Hopps discussing *Minutiae*(1954) during the installation of the retrospective exhibition *Robert Rauschenberg*, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1976.  Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni

Emerging Curator Competition Launches Today

The foundation, in partnership with Artsy, is hosting a competition for undergraduate and graduate students worldwide.  Win the opportunity to mount a Rauschenberg exhibition at your campus.

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