Thursday, 9 April 2009
Back to the Basics
Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953)
It never stops being astonishing, the way the dynamics of a piece can outgrow the original input, the aesthetic conception, the initial conceptual framework.
I had heard a version where it was Rauschenberg asking De Koonig for a drawing that was dear to him. The story as told by Rauschenberg is so much more human, and impressive.