Erased de Kooning

Erased de Kooning
Author: Robert Rauschenberg
Publisher: Impulse [b]
Language: English
Pages: 2
Size: 15 x 8 cm
Weight: 50 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781988817101
Availability: In stock
Price: €15.00
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In 1953 the young Robert Rauschenberg, carrying a bottle of Jack Daniels, nervously knocked on the studio door of the master abstract painter Willem de Kooning. His request that de Kooning gave him a drawing to erase was not warmly received. After a few persuasive drinks de Kooning hesitantly agreed, but "only it has to be something awfully difficult to erase." The erasure took Rauschenberg over a month "and even then it wasn't completely erased." For Rauschenberg "it was not a negation, but a celebration." And it "wore out a lot of erasers."