Carol Vogel’s column announces James Cuno’s last acquisition for the Art Institute of Chicago:
“Short Circuit” was included in a traveling show of “Combines” that opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005 and in an exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery’s 21st Street space in Chelsea last year. Museums rarely say what they pay for an acquisition, and the Art Institute did not divulge the cost of “Short Circuit.” But experts familiar with Rauschenberg’s work believe it is worth between $15 million and $20 million. “This was something Rauschenberg kept all his life,” Mr. Cuno said.
Now Starring in Chicago, a Prime Rauscheberg (New York Times)