Christopher Rauschenberg

Found Art

May 8 – June 27, 2014

Christopher Rauschenberg Robert Frank's Studio  2011

Robert Frank's Studio

2011

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Chuck Close's Studio  2013

Chuck Close's Studio

2013

33 x 22 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Bob Rauschenberg's Studio  2012

Bob Rauschenberg's Studio

2012

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Renee Zangara's Studio  2011

Renee Zangara's Studio

2011

33 x 22 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Steve Hayes Studio

2007

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Larry Gagosian Gallery Toilet Paper  2010

Larry Gagosian Gallery Toilet Paper

2010

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen  2008

Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen

2008

33 x 22 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Portland  1973

Portland

1973

16 x 20 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg New York  1973

New York

1973

16 x 20 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg New York  1973

New York

1973

16 x 20 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg Portland  1975

Portland

1975

16 x 20 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg Portland  1974

Portland

1974

16 x 20 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg Portland  1973

Portland

1973

16 x 20 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg Portland  1974

Portland

1974

20 x 16 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg Olympia, Washington  1973

Olympia, Washington

1973

20 x 16 inch vintage gelatin silver print

Signed on verso

Christopher Rauschenberg Denmark  2009

Denmark

2009

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Venice  2009

Venice

2009

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen  2009

Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen

2009

33 x 22 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen  2008

Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen

2008

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Sao Paulo  2009

Sao Paulo

2009

22 x 33 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Christopher Rauschenberg Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen  2008

Marche aux Puces, Saint-Ouen

2008

33 x 22 inch archival inkjet print

Signed on verso

Edition 25

Press Release

Christopher Rauschenberg: Found Art features rarely seen early black-and-white prints first exhibited in 1975 at 112 Greene Street, in New York, and later in his 1992 mid-career retrospective at the Portland Art Museum.  The early work reveals his very inquisitive, child-like eye, finding excitement discovering strange juxtapositions, as well as the simple beauty of light itself. 

Also on view are more recent, larger color works, focusing on artists’ studios and bizarre mismatches of objects and places.  A wonderful incongruity pervades his work: they feel like grab shots of still-lifes.  These juxtapositions are reminiscent of his father Robert Rauschenberg’s free-wheeling combinations and democratic eye that treated all subjects as worthy of inclusion.

Christopher Rauschenberg, born in 1951, has been taking pictures since he was 7 years old. He has photographed around the world, and has had more than 100 solo shows in 8 countries.  Monographs of his work include three books, seven print-on-demand books and a deck of cards.  In 1997 and 1998, he took three trips to Paris to re-photograph 500 locations recorded by Eugene Atget between 1890 and 1927.

Chris is co-founder and past president of the Portland photography festival Photolucida. He is also co-founder, co-curator and Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon.  His work is in the collections of 11 major museums, and in 2003, he received the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship.