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ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, LP cover for Speaking in Tongues / Talking Heads, 1983

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ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, LP cover for Speaking in Tongues / Talking Heads, 1983
33,5 x 33,5 x 1 cm
3 LP’s in plastic clam holder, wrapped in shrink foil, transparant sticker
limited edition 50.000

 

Byrne wrote in an obituary for the artist, published as Bob The Builder in the New York Times in May 2008:
‘I approached Bob Rauschenberg in the mid-’80s to design a cover. I had recently seen some of his black-and-white photo collages at Leo Castelli’s gallery on West Broadway and thought they were amazing, and I wondered what he would do with an LP cover,…’

‘His package consisted of a conceptual collage piece in which the color separation layers — the cyan, magenta and yellow images that combined to make one full-color image — were, well, deconstructed. Only by rotating the LP and the separate plastic disc could one see — and then only intermittently — the three-color images included in the collage. It was a transparent explication of how the three-color process works, yet in this case, one could never see all the full-color images at the same time, as Bob had perversely scrambled the separations.’

See also artistsbooksandmultiples.blogspot.nl

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