Tuesday, October 25, 2005

MAN reports on Rauschenberg

Check out MAN's story on Mr. Rauschenberg today:

"When Rebus was first installed oin Robert Rauschenberg's first show at Leo Castelli's gallery, it inspired furious opposition. While Rauschenberg's first show succeeded a sold-out Jasper Johns exhibit, only two Rauschenbergs sold. (One of them was Bed, which Castelli bought and eventually gave to MoMA.)

Rebus provoked the most outrage. A visitor wrote "Fuck You" on it in crayon. Rauschenberg collaged over it. So far as I know, that's still a part of the piece on view at MoMA. (Anecdote taken from Off the Wall, by Calvin Tomkins." Modern Art Notes


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