Bottoms (Syn-Tex Series)
Artwork: Bottoms (Syn-Tex Series)
Size: 101.6 x 69.8 cm
Medium: Graphite, gouache, solvent transfer and printed paper collage on paper
Creation year: 1970
Marks: Signed, titled and dated 'BOTTOMS RAUSCHENBERG 70' lower right
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles; Collection of Michael Crichton (acquired from the previous in 1976); Christie's, New York, May 12, 2010, lot 109; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: 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 1971Washington, 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