Please join us Saturday April 4th: Robert Rauschenberg The Lotus Series

11:00 am to 1:00 pm     4520 Blossom Street, Houston, Texas 77007

Bill Goldston, President of ULAE (Universal Limited Art Editions) will be on hand to talk about his 40+ years of working with Rauschenberg and The Lotus Series, the artist’s final print project.



Opening April 4th: Robert Rauschenberg The Lotus Series



Robert Rauschenberg was America’s most universally acclaimed artist at the time of his death last year.  A truly international force, he exhibited not only in his home country, but around the world, on every inhabited continent.  His work was even sent into space on a mission to the Moon.  Born in Texas in Port Arthur, his art is on view in Houston at the Menil Collection which owns an important selection of his works spanning fifty years.


During his long and productive life Robert Rauschenberg traveled numerous times to Asia collecting images from Japan, China, India, Malaysia and Thailand.  Rauschenberg helped establish America at the forefront of contemporary art half-a-century ago by cultivating original printmaking at the studio of ULAE (Universal Limited Art Editions) still located near New York.   Often he worked on series and was an avid innovator who created techniques adopted by many artists – among them photo transfers and collage culled from his personal treasure trove of images. 


Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery will exhibit Rauschenberg’s last original prints completed in 2008 “The Lotus Series” beginning on April 4th (through May 9th).   His final project with ULAE, printer and collaborator Bill Goldston will be at the gallery to share stories and remembrances of his friendship with Rauschenberg which spanned nearly five decades.  This monumental group of color etchings is the culmination of the artist’s personal love of China.  The feeling was mutual: at his first exhibit in Beijing in 1985 over 300,000 people attended the opening celebration.


Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom Street, Houston, Texas 77007.  Hours Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. (713) 863-7097  The public is invited to meet Bill Goldston Saturday April 4th 11 am to 1 pm at the exhibition opening.