Tuesday, May 13, 2008

RIP Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg
Monogram
1955-59
mixed mediums with taxidermy goat, rubber tire and tennis ball, ca. 42 x 63 x 65 in., Moderna Museet, Stockholm

I particularly love his collage and found object Neo-Dada work from the 1950's.
Robert Rauschenberg
Untitled (Man with White Shoes)
ca. 1954
mixed mediums with taxidermy hen and a pair of painted leather shoes, ca. 87 x 237 x 26 in.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Robert Rauschenberg
Bed
1955
mixed mediums, ca. 75 x 32 x 8 in.
Museum of Modern Art

“Building on the legacies of Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Cornell, he helped to obscure the lines between painting and sculpture, painting and photography, photography and printmaking, sculpture and photography, sculpture and dance, sculpture and technology, technology and performance art — not to mention between art and life.”

10 comments:

Edgar Alpo said...

Fat is in, in art. Murst!

Akubi said...

Hmmm, let's just say that is not something I'd like hanging over my sofa and can't ever imagine paying $35 million for the privilege of doing so - assuming I had the funds available.

Edgar Alpo said...

It just goes to show you that most wealthy people have no taste.

Ogg the Caveman said...

I've never heard of him but I'm a big fan of taxidermy goat, rubber tire and tennis ball art in general. Thanks.

Ogg the Caveman said...

In unrelated news, I wish my work would get one of these instead of one of these.

Edgar Alpo said...

We all must make sacrifices:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Tuesday he quit playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of Americans killed in the war in Iraq.

Akubi said...

@Ogg,
Perhaps you could suggest it?
If they are leasing the building, though, they probably don't consider it their problem.

@Edgar,
Yes, such a compassionate president.

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Akubi said...

@Edgar,
Regarding W's golf sacrifice: Terrorism is your creation Mr. Bush!