The second half of the twentieth century is no time to begin drawing on stones.
Robert Rauschenberg made this statement when he was first approached by ULAE publisher, Tatyana Grosman. Fortunately she convinced him otherwise and in the early 1960’s he began a life long commitment to the printmaking process.
His passion for the accumulation and layering of images transferred successfully onto the litho stone. Two of these early ULAE lithographs, Visitation I and Visitation II from 1965 will be featured in the show, along with an early stone lithograph by Gemini, Test Stone III published by Gemini G.E.L..
Also included in the exhibition will be a number of prints from his groundbreaking Series, Currents, 1970, several large photogravures from his Soviet American Array series of 1988, as well as several prints from Tribute 21, his 1994 set of lithographs celebrating 21 humanitarian themes for the 21st Century.