Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008) is rightly famous for his freestanding and wall-hung "combine" (mixed-media) pieces created between 1954 and 1964. These works were both influenced by Surrealism and a harbinger of Pop Art and, as such, form an art historic bridge between movements. This incarnation of the traveling exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Combines
was organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art
, Los Angeles, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
, New York. Shortly before being on its way to the Moderna Museet
, Stockholm, About Art History caught up with Combines
during its stay at the Centre Pompidou
, Paris. The gallery that follows is courtesy of the latter institution.