Tate Modern Announces Shows by Robert Rauschenberg and Georgia O’Keeffe for 2016

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Robert Rauschenberg with his tongue stamped “Wedding Souvenir, Claes Oldenburg” at Oldenburg's wedding (1966). Photo: Dennis Hopper, via grey not grey.

Robert Rauschenberg with his tongue stamped “Wedding Souvenir, Claes Oldenburg” at Oldenburg’s wedding (1966).
Photo: Dennis Hopper, via grey not grey.

American artist Robert Rauschenberg will have his first posthumous retrospective at the Tate museum in 2016.

It has been almost 35 years since the artist’s last comprehensive show in the United Kingdom, according to the Independent.

Organized in collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the show will open on November 30, 2016, and will include a selection of his hybrid paintings and sculptures, or what he termed “combines,” as well as a screen prints.

Following the success of blockbuster exhibition “Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs,” the two contemporary art museums are prepping for another big year.

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe (1918). (estimate: $400,000–600,000). Photo: Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd.

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe (1918).
Photo: Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd.


Georgia O’Keeffe, On the Old Santa Fe Road.
Courtesy the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.

Preceding the Rauschenberg show, the Tate Modern will have on view one of the most beloved (and best-selling) female artists of our age, Georgia O’Keeffe. Last year, her painting White Lily set a new record at Sotheby’s American Art sale.

It has been 20 years since the American painter has had a comprehensive show in the UK, and it seems the aim of this exhibition is to provide locals much-needed access to the late artist’s oeuvre. Achim Borchardt-Hume, Tate director of exhibitions, told the Guardian“There is next to no work by Georgia O’Keeffe anywhere in Europe,” he said.

Another modern master, Francis Bacon, will be on view in the Tate Liverpool museum, along with work from the late artist Maria Lassnig.


Robert Rauschenberg.
Photo: maría josé/Flickr.

Robert Rauschenberg, Collection (1954–1955).

Robert Rauschenberg, Collection (1954–1955).

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