Bottoms (Syn-Tex Series)

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  • Provenance

    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
    Collection of Michael Crichton (acquired from the above in 1976)
    Christie's, New York, May 12, 2010, lot 109
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, Robert Rauschenberg: New Works, November 17 - December 16, 1970; then traveled as Art Institute of Chicago, Robert Rauschenberg: Syn-Tex Series, January 4 - 23, 1971; Minneapolis, Dayton’s Gallery 12, Robert Rauschenberg: Syn-Tex Series and Cardbirds, Constructions, June 1 - July 1971
    Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Art Institute of Chicago, Robert Rauschenberg, October 30, 1976 - January 15, 1978, no. 116, p. 131 (illustrated)
    San Diego State University, University Gallery, Selections from the Michael Crichton Collection, April 25 - June 1, 1980, p. 14 (illustrated)
    Claremont, Pomona College, Montgomery Art Gallery, Prints and Drawings from the Michael Crichton Collection, November 21 - December 21, 1980
    New York, Rosa Esman Gallery, Collector's Choice, December 14, 1985 - January 7, 1986
    Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, 25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works, September 23 - October 28, 1995

156

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New York

Bottoms (Syn-Tex Series)

signed, titled and dated "BOTTOMS RAUSCHENBERG 70" lower right
graphite, gouache, solvent transfer and printed paper collage on paper
40 x 27 1/2 in. (101.6 x 69.8 cm.)
Executed in 1970.

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for $112,500

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