Calling all printmakers ...

Calling all printmakers ...

Calling all printmakers…

Rauschenberg & John's significant others. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Exhibition to 30 October 2022.

‘Jasper and I used to start each day by having to move out from
Abstract expressionism. We were the only people who were
not intoxicated with [them].’

If you want to explore some incredible exhibitions in Canberra - the National Gallery of Australia is featuring this fantastic exhibition, a collection of groundbreaking worlds in lithography and screenprint.

In the early 1950s, at the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement, a new avant-garde emerged from a relationship between two young artists. From their run-down New York studios, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns began a private creative dialogue by introducing everyday signs, objects, and media into their work, collapsing the distinction between art and life. While their relationship would end after seven years, their art would continue to radiate the new ideas of their creative exchange.

This exhibition will draw upon the National Gallery’s Kenneth Tyler Collection of prints with works by both artists produced between 1967 and 1973 and holdings of crucial works by their predecessors and contemporaries.

Curator: David Greenhalgh, Kenneth E Tyler Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings.

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