Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Quote of the Day: Robert Rauschenberg

“I really feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, because they’re surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable.”
That's artist Robert Rauschenberg, who died this week at 82.

"No American artist, Jasper Johns once said, invented more than Mr. Rauschenberg. Mr. Johns, John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Mr. Rauschenberg, without sharing exactly the same point of view, collectively defined this new era of experimentation in American culture," wrote art critic Michael Kimmelman in the New York Times.

The image above is one of BMW's Art Cars, decorated by Rauschenberg in 1986.

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