WASHINGTON, DC—There is a large, wonderful kite on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. It is one of Robert Rauschenberg’s most captivating works. “Wall-Eyed Carp” is a fine example of what the artist called a “Combine,” a painting that incorporates everyday objects, in this instance a visually striking kite. The National Gallery owns 464 Rauschenberg works in a range of mediums and features an informative reference about his work here.
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Detail of “Wall-Eyed Carp/ROCI JAPAN,” 1987 (acrylic and fabric collage on canvas).
The work is signed below the fish’s tail.