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The Installation: Over the course of his career he created a wide variety of early works that anticipated the pop art movement. By 1962, his paintings were beginning to incorporate not only found objects but found images as well, transfered to canvas by means of the silkscreen process. Silkscreening allowed him to address the multiple reproducibility of images, and the consequent flattening of experience that implies. In this respect, his work is contemporaneous with that of Andy Warhol. Rauschenberg is frequently cited as an important forerunner of American Pop Art. Also a noted photographer, he utilized his own photography in these silkscreen works, taken during a lifetime of travels. His technique of juxtaposing disconnected images with distinctive character presents what the artist has self-described as working with the “gap between art and life.” On loan from Bellagio, LLC. Rauschenberg's 'Lucky Dream’ features found images such as a trophy, Asian cranes and tigers and the Sistine Chapel. "Lucky Dream" by Robert Rauschenberg Vegetable dye transfer on polylaminate, 8.5 x 14 feet - Vdara’s lobby, adjacent to Bar Vdara.
|"Lucky Dream" by Robert Rauschenberg Vegetable dye transfer on polylaminate, 8.5 x 14 feet - Vdara’s lobby, adjacent to Bar Vdara|