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Mark, from the portfolio, Dante's Inferno

1964 Robert Rauschenberg Born: Port Arthur, Texas 1925 Died: Captiva Island, Florida 2008 Universal Limited Art Editions (Publisher) lithograph on paper sheet and image: 15 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. (39.7 x 41.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the Library of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 1990.5.8 Not currently on view


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In Mark, Robert Rauschenberg used clippings about current events to comment on the politics of war. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who increased U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1963, addresses the public through a television screen. At the top, a military place is beside an inverted image of outstretched arms holding a rifle. The work captures a moment when the country was fiercely divided between those who supported the war and those who advocated for peace.


Pop Art Prints, 2014

Keywords

Architecture - vehicle - airplane

Figure male - full length

Literature - Dante - Inferno

Occupation - political - president

Portrait male - Johnson, Lyndon B. - bust

Recreation - sport and play - track & field

graphic arts - print

paper

lithograph

About Robert Rauschenberg

Born: Port Arthur, Texas 1925 Died: Captiva Island, Florida 2008

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