Words of Wisdom: Robert Rauschenberg


“I usually work in a direction until I know how to do it, then I stop, At the time that I am bored or understand — I use those words interchangeably — another appetite has formed. A lot of people try to think up ideas. I’m not one. I’d rather accept the irresistible possibilities of what I can’t ignore.”
― Robert Rauschenberg

(Rauschenberg. Charlene. 1954. Combine painting. Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands)

(Rauschenberg. Interview. 1955. Combine painting)

(Hymnal. 1955. Combine painting. Sonnabend Collection, New York NY)

(Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1958. Solvent transfer, graphite, collage, watercolor, gouache, and oil pastel on paper. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Friedman 72.2, © Robert Rauschenberg / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY)

(Back to Robert Rauschenberg (2006): Robert Rauschenberg. Samarkand Stitches IV. Screenprint, collage on fabric, Edition of 50)

(Studio Painting. 1960-1961. Combine painting: mixed media with rope, pulley and canvas bag. Michael Crichton Collection, Los Angeles CA.)


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