Bait
Artwork: Bait
Size: 152.4 x 152.4 cm
Medium: Oil and silkscreen ink on canvas
Creation year: 1963
Marks: Signed, titled and dated '1963' on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (LC #162); Michael Abrams, London (acquired in 1963); Christie's, New York, May 1, 1991, Lot 27 (consigned by the previous); Private Collection, New York; Private Collection, United States (acquired from the previous in 1996); Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; Acquired by the present owner from the previous
Exhibition history: New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Rauschenberg: The Silkscreen Paintings, 1962-1964, December 1990 - March 1991, cat. no. 42, pl. 21, p. 63, illustrated in color and pp. 84, 145 and 179 (text); Cambridge, England, Fitzwilliam Museum, Jubilation: American Art During the Reign of Elizabeth II, May - June 1997, cat. no. 24

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-11
Lot Number: 26
Low Estimate: $6000000 [-3%]
High Estimate: $8000000 [-27%]
Hammer Price: $5800000
Sold For: $6746000

Date: 1991-05-01
Lot Number: 27
Low Estimate: $1454800 [+0%]
Hammer Price: $1454800
Sold For: $1700000