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Oil, fabric, staples, newspaper, graphite on paper, printed paper, and printed reproduction on canvas
Unframed: 170.5 x 163.4 x 4.5 cm (67 1/8 x 64 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Gift of the Cleveland Society for Contemporary Art 1966.333
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Gloria contains bits and pieces of the everyday - materials and ideas borrowed from both mass culture and fine art. As opposed to Rachel Harrison's work, in which the everyday is singled out and highlighted, these banal objects are seamlessly woven into the artwork in Rauschenberg's practice. The Combine's namesake, Gloria Vanderbilt, appears in the top left corner of the painting in five newspaper clippings announcing her third marriage. Other images include a skydiver in free-fall, the prefixes BI and CO, and the mugshot of Virginia Jaspers, a nurse arrested for shaking multiple infants to death, reported the same day as the news of Vanderbilt's nuptials. The tear along the middle of the canvas and the void at its center further suggest the ways in which people, places, and things equally come together and fall apart. Label copy from Gloria: Robert Rauschenberg & Rachel Harrison.
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