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View of Robert Rauschenberg's Trophy IV (for John Cage) without the flashlight, published in 1961

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View of Robert Rauschenberg’s Trophy IV (for John Cage) (1961) without the flashlight. Photo: Rudy Burckhardt, ca. 1961, courtesy the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; © Estate of Rudy Burckhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Pictured artwork © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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This photograph of Trophy IV (for John Cage) was reproduced in 1961 in the Swedish journal Konstrevy. The article explains that the boot, shown here hanging from a dowel, should be “kicked against a metal foil” to create a sonic tribute to John Cage (1912–1992).

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