People Have Enough Trouble Without Being Intimidated by an Artichoke (86/100), 1979
Offset color lithograph with collage on wove paper
30.62 x 23.12 in
Signed “Rauschenberg”, numbered “86/100” and dated “79”, lower left by the artist. Printer blindstamp, Styria Studio, NY, lower left. Edition of 100 with 10 artist proofs. Printed by Styria Studio, New York. Published by Multiples, Inc., New York. Printed on the full sheet, to one side. In excellent condition. Examples of this work can be found in the collection of MoMA, NY and the Whitney Museum, NY among others. Never framed. In excellent condition. This well balance Robert Rauschenberg lithograph is a very nice example of the artist’s use of collage. One of the most important artists from the American Pop Art movement, Rauschenberg utilizes imagery from magazines, periodicals, and advertisements. The soft palette of this composition alludes to photographic washes and negatives, something Rauschenberg worked with a lot.