Robert Rauschenberg 1925-2008


I’ve just learned that one of my favourite contemporary artists has died at 82: Robert Rauschenberg.

The New York Times has a very good obituary on him. In case you cannot get past the registration wall that it may fall behind, I’ve saved it here as a PDF.

I’ve just fetched my copy of the monograph Rauschenberg: Art and Life by Mary Lynn Kotz, (2004. Abrams) (cover image above) and am revisiting my favourite images while pondering on his vast output and influence on so many artists.

May 13, 2008 in Being an Artist, Books, Other artists by Marja-Leena