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Sling-Shots Lit #6

Accession Number
2015/2.41

Title
Sling-Shots Lit #6

Artist(s)
Robert Rauschenberg; Gemini G.E.L.

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1984

Medium & Support
lightbox assemblage with lithography and screenprinting

Dimensions
84 ½ in x 54 in x 12 in (214.63 cm x 137.16 cm x 30.48 cm)

Subject matter
This is one of a larger series of works titled Sling Shot that Rauschenberg created in the mid-1980s. A series of photographs are layered on top of each other, some repeated and/or reversed, creating a kind of three-dimensional collage. The photographs in this iteration show industrial scenes, architecture, public sculpture, and German and English language advertising images, with the words "Color Tinting" featured prominently in the upper left corner. Growing from his earlier Pop assemblages, the title of the work conjures images of childhood play, while the scenes create a kind of collaged image of a city.

Physical Description
This mixed media assemblage has a series of see-through panels hanging from a wooden frame with a lightbox at the back. On the hanging panels, there are photographs printed, with a variety of images of buildings, sculpture, and advertising.

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Primary Object Type
assemblage

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
industrialization
light boxes
mixed media
mixed-media artists
street scenes

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