Robert Rauschenberg: An American Iconoclast

Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925)
Swim/ROCI USA Wax Fire Works), 1990
Acrylic, fire wax, and variegated brass leaf on stainless steel
72-3/4” x 96-3/4”
Gift of Donald and Ruth Saff

(January 31–March 18, 2004)

Presented to mark a major gift made by Donald and Ruth Saff, this exhibition will feature mixed-media, large-scale prints from the artist’s ROCI USA (Wax Fire Works) series. ROCI (Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange) was a groundbreaking series of exhibitions comprising paintings, sculpture, prints, and objects inspired by Rauschenberg’s experiences in each host country.  The project had its final complete showing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., in 1991.  Also featured will be additional graphic works along with a series of photographs from Study for a Chinese Summer Hall, 1983.