Another giant in the art world has left us. I just read today where Robert Raushenberg died at 82 years of age in Florida.
I’ve always been drawn to pop art and I really dug what RR did with art. He was limited financially in his early years, but that didn’t hold him back – he needed to create and he used things like quilts, fingernail polish and toothpaste for his most famous work “Bed”. And obviously his struggling years never left his memory as he founded Change, Inc which provided funds for artists to pay for healthcare.
I’ve always admired the work of Rauschenberg because it was a little off, but I guess that was his curiosity shining through. And his ability to jump genres was inspiring – from album art, to painting to sculpting and choreography, he did it all. That’s something I’ve always strived for – the limitless creation of art.