One of my favorite artists died last night. The New York Times has posted an obituary for Robert Rauschenberg.
With White Painting, 1951.
Any incentive to paint is as good as any other. There is no poor subject. Painting is always strongest when in spite of composition, color, etc., it appears as a fact, or an inevitability, as opposed to a souvenir or arrangement. Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made . . . A pair of socks is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil, and fabric.
—Robert Rauschenberg, 1959.
Trophy II (for Teeny and Marcel Duchamp), 1960.