1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg Unveiled at Art Toronto
November 1, 2012 – Presented by BMW Canada, the unveiling of the Rauschenberg BMW 635 CSi at Art Toronto 2012 marks its debut appearance in Canada. Created in 1986 by renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg, this unique member of the BMW Art Car Collection was viewed by thousands of visitors to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 26 – 29, 2012. Learn more about the Rauschenberg BMW Art Car →
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About Robert Rauschenberg
Born in 1925 in Port Author, Texas, Rauschenberg counts as one of the the pioneers of American pop art. After studying art in the USA and Europe, he joined the “Art Students League” in 1949 and began designing layouts and costumes for theaters all over the world.
He later experimented with photographic designs and painting in the style of the abstract expressionists, eventually arriving at his own individual mode of expression – “Combine Painting.” This was a collage technique incorporating true-to-life objects and newspaper photographs into an abstract panel painting.
After making initial attempts to combine electronics and art, he founded EAT (Experiments in Art and Technology) in 1966. His radical language of form has continued to inspire numerous artists until this very day.
About Art Toronto
Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is one of the most successful fairs in North America. Art Toronto is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada’s top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Art Toronto 2012
October 26-29, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West