Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules

Composition, taste, symmetry, order—Robert Rauschenberg broke all the rules and rejected comparison with other artists. By collecting and presenting everyday experiences and objects, including tin cans, Coke bottles, newspapers, and tires, Rauschenberg’s work invites us to “look somewhere else” and change the way we see the world.

Some footage courtesy Tate Modern.

Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules
November 18, 2017–March 25, 2018

From the 1940s until his passing in 2008, Rauschenberg worked with everything from photography to items scavenged from New York City streets to vats of bubbling mud.

Robert Rauschenberg Erases the Rules

From the 1940s until his passing in 2008, Rauschenberg worked with everything from photography to items scavenged from New York City streets to vats of bubbling mud. These stories celebrate the artist’s razor-sharp humor and intelligence and his continual experimentation with materials and collaborative working processes.

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