Fargo Podium

Robert Rauschenberg – 1982, 3rd floor

One of the works in Robert Rauschenberg’s “Spreads and Sides” series, this artwork is a mix of computer generated images, newspapers, prints, maps, paintings, fabric and books depicting workers, sports and transportation. The collage is contained within a T-shaped stepped laminated tempered glass enclosure. In the title, “Fargo” refers to the Wells Fargo Bank, which was the major tenant of the building when it was completed in 1982, while “Podium” alludes to its purpose as a place to sit, rest and enjoy the passing parade.

Photo credit: Les Nakashima