15 May 2008

my new (deceased) friend robert

“Screwing things up is a virtue,” he said when he was 74. “Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can’t read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.”

-Robert Rauschenberg, artist

A New York Times Article on the death of Robert Rauschenberg left me feeling hopeful and yet sad. I was hopeful having read of his life and his philosophies. I was sad that I only just met him through this story, through his death. Maybe you'd like to meet him too...

1 comment:

  1. Rauschenberg was an amazing artist, and if you are ever in DC, the National Gallery is currently running some of his work - a great exhibit.

    Even for the people that don't consider themselves art snobs, his work makes you think, and I really feel that is the sign of an artist worth his salt.