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décor for Minutiae

Date
1954/1976
Dimensions
overall installed 84-1/2 x 81 x 30-1/2 inches
Type
Décor
Description
DECOR: FIRST PERFORMANCE: Brooklyn Academy of Music; December 8, 1954 ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Anita Dencks, Viola Farber, Jo Anne Melsher, Mariane Preger, Remy Charlip MUSIC: John Cage, Music for Piano DECOR: Robert Rauschenberg LIGHTING: Scott Hale; Later productions lit by Nic Cernovitch A 1976 recreation of the original 1954 decor Rauschenberg created for Minutiae. The recreation was created under the supervision of Rauschenberg by
Materials
oil, paper, fabric, newsprint, wood, metal, and plastic with mirror and string, on wood
Credit Line
Walker Art Center, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection, Gift of Jay F. Ecklund, the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation, Agnes Gund, Russell Cowles and Josine Peters, the Hayes Fund of HRK Foundation, Dorothy Lichtenstein, MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation, Goodale Family Foundation, Marion Stroud Swingle, David Teiger, Kathleen Fluegel, Barbara G. Pine, and the T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2011
Accession Number
2011.192.1-.7
Inscriptions
on label attached to reverse "Minutiae II (replica) Built for Bob Rauschenberg by ? Schawbler, Micheal Hunter, Caroline Huber, David Squires, Bill Christenberry, ? Wood, Nov. 6, 1976"
Copyright
Artwork © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation