China Slipper (Urban Bourbon)

By Robert Rauschenberg SKU:1368118

Robert Rauschenberg's 'China Slipper (Urban Bourbon),' painted in 1981, is a captivating artwork that defies conventional boundaries. This mixed-media masterpiece intertwines elements of painting and sculpture, using actual objects like a shoe and a chair, seamlessly blended with paints and textiles. The result is a striking visual narrative that comments on consumerism, urban life, and the passage of time. Rauschenberg's innovative approach challenges artistic norms and invites viewers to contemplate the intersection of everyday objects and artistic expression, making 'China Slipper' a truly remarkable and thought-provoking creation.

25 cm

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Total € 195

Title: “”Exploring Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘China Slipper (Urban Bourbon)'””

Year Painted: 1981

Robert Rauschenberg’s iconic artwork, “”China Slipper (Urban Bourbon),”” created in 1981, stands as a captivating testament to the artist’s innovative spirit and his ability to push the boundaries of traditional artistic norms. This mixed-media masterpiece is a striking fusion of sculpture and painting, seamlessly blending everyday objects with paint and textiles to create a thought-provoking narrative that resonates with viewers to this day.

At first glance, “”China Slipper (Urban Bourbon)”” appears to be a chaotic arrangement of materials—an actual shoe, a chair, and a myriad of textiles—melded together onto the canvas. However, a deeper exploration reveals Rauschenberg’s deliberate and meticulous arrangement of these elements. The shoe, a symbol of personal identity and the human experience, contrasts with the chair, representing societal structure and routine. This juxtaposition prompts contemplation of the individual’s role within the broader urban landscape.

Rauschenberg’s unique approach to artmaking reflects his desire to capture the essence of contemporary urban life while challenging the conventions of artistic expression. By incorporating found objects into his work, he blurs the line between art and reality, inviting viewers to reconsider their preconceived notions of what constitutes a painting. In “”China Slipper (Urban Bourbon),”” the interplay of textures, colors, and shapes creates a dynamic visual experience that mirrors the complexity and vibrancy of the urban environment.

The year 1981 marked a pivotal moment in Rauschenberg’s career, as he continued to explore new avenues of artistic creation. “”China Slipper (Urban Bourbon)”” stands as a testament to his relentless experimentation and his ability to capture the zeitgeist of his era. This artwork encapsulates Rauschenberg’s commitment to redefining artistic boundaries and his belief that art should be a reflection of the world around us.

In conclusion, Robert Rauschenberg’s “”China Slipper (Urban Bourbon)”” is a truly special painting that defies categorization and invites viewers to engage with art in a novel way. Its fusion of everyday objects with artistic expression challenges traditional norms, prompting us to question the nature of creativity and the role of art in contemporary society. As we delve into the intricate layers of this masterpiece, we are reminded of Rauschenberg’s enduring legacy as an artist who dared to push the limits of his craft.

Original size:
122 x 60 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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