Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg 1925-2008

News broke today that artist Robert Rauschenberg died last night at the age of 82. Rauschenberg's influence on the modern art community is wide ranging and his work incredibly essential. Above is a picture of Rauschenberg's Bed (1955), one of my favorite works of his that I had the privilege of seeing at MoMA last last year. Rauschenberg got his wish to die peacefully in his own bed, so this installation of at what time was his actual bed seems oddly appropriate today. RIP, Bob.

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