All views expressed in this article are the author’s alone and are not endorsed by any of the people or institutions mentioned. Any errors of fact are solely the responsibility of the author. Finally; it is instructive to point out that this text was completed without prior knowledge of a special double issue of Konsthistorisk tidskrift (Journal of Art History) published in early 2007 (vol. 76; nos. 1â2). Entitled ’Rauschenberg and Sweden’ it contains a wealth of information of direct relevance to the present work. The interested reader is therefore strongly recommended to consult this important publication.