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Rauschenberg + Johns = Neo Dada

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Miguel Angelo Libarnes

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Rauschenberg + Johns = Neo Dada

Robert Rauschenberg challenged the Modernist view of art as a spiritual journey and instead believed that all of life is open to art A work of art can exist for any length of time, in any material anywhere for any purpose and any destination it chooses. Robert Rauschenberg was fascinated by Willem de Kooning, and in 1953 asked the artist if he could erase one of his drawings as an act of art. The result has become a cherished and resonant work from that period. "Erased de Kooning Drawing" is iconic because it stands for an era when something seemingly negative could, in fact, turn out to have positive repercussions. It is revolutionary in a philosophical, though not in an aesthetic, sense. Jasper Johns In 1961, Robert Rauschenberg was invited to participate in an exhibition at the Galerie Iris Clert, where artists were to create and display a portrait of the owner, Iris Clert. Rauschenberg's submission consisted of a telegram sent to the gallery declaring 'This is a portrait of Iris Clert if I say so." the boundary between the common place physical object and the work of art "Target With Four Faces"
Jasper Johns
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