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Thousands Have Signed an Online Petition for Jeff Bezos to Buy and Eat the Mona Lisa

For some bizarre reason, thousands of people want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to buy and eat the Mona Lisa. To clarify, the Mona Lisa in question is not food, it’s probably the same Mona Lisa you’re thinking of—the painting by Leonardo da Vinci that lives in the Louvre Museum in Paris.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Law, Visual Arts, Paris, Artists, Jeff Bezos, Mona Lisa, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Works Of Art, Bezos, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, AMY ADLER, Salvator Mundi

NFTs Of Artists Vandalizing Their Art — What Could Go Wrong?

When the artist is the instigator of damage (to their own work, or that of another, such as Robert Rauschenberg erasing a Willem de Kooning work), the act of vandalism becomes part of an artistic strategy. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Willem De Kooning, Visual, Robert Rauschenberg, 06.08.21

Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy Are Now Free Online, Courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery

We know Dante’s Divine Comedy—especially its famous first third, Inferno—as an extended theological treatise, epic love poem, and vicious satire of church hypocrisy and the Florentine political faction that exiled Dante from the city of his birth in 1302. Most of us don’t know it the way its first readers did (and as Dante scholars do): a compendium in which “a number of medieval literary genres are digested and combined,” as Robert M. Durling writes in his translation of the Inferno. These lit...
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Daniel Cordier, French Resistance Hero Who Became Prominent Art Dealer, Dead At 100

He and his mentor, Jean Moulin, spent part of World War II undercover as art dealers in occupied Nice, where they showed Matisse, Degas and Bonnard. After the war, Cordier took up art as his career, running a leading Paris gallery (with outposts in Frankfurt and New York) and giving Robert Rauschenberg his first major show in France. – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York, France, People, Frankfurt, Paris, Nice, Robert Rauschenberg, Daniel Cordier, Cordier, Jean Moulin, 11.24.20, Matisse Degas

The Disquieted Muses Grapple with the World - When La Biennale di Venezia Meets History

Freedom for Chile (1973) at Le Muse Disquiete - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) When La Biennale was forced to postpone the International Architecture Exhibition due to the current health crisis, it got creative and dug into its Historical Archives for Contemporary Arts (ASAC) to mark the 125 years that it has been in existence. For the first time, all the artistic directors of La Biennale's six different departments -- Art, Architecture, Cinema, Music, Dance and Theater -- have come...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, United States, Chile, Italy, Belgium, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Venice, Adolf Hitler, Federico Fellini, Lufthansa, San Marco, Jasper Johns, Benito Mussolini

Watch "Zen for Film" (1965), a film about nothing, and everything

Video artist Nam June Paik's "Zen for Film" (1964) is a projection of clear film leader. The image changes over time as dust and imperfections become visible. From the Bard Graduate Center gallery: Inherent in the work’s material and conceptual aspects are notions of chance, trace, changeability, boredom, silence, and nothingness. With Zen for Film, the projection of a film leader creates an image of apparent nothingness that oscillates between the immateriality of projected light a...
Tags: News, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Bard Graduate Center, Zen for Film

"He had a very odd relationship with money. He never wanted any. He had an anarchist view of the relationship between humanity and money."

Said Caroline Dawnay, who was, for a while, the literary agent to Charles Webb, quoted in "Charles Webb, Elusive Author of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 81/His novel was turned into an era-defining movie, but he was never comfortable with its success, and he chose to live in poverty" (NYT).At his second wedding to [Eve] Rudd — they married in 1962, then divorced in 1981 to protest the institution of marriage, then remarried around 2001 for immigration purposes — he did not give his bride a ring, becau...
Tags: Law, California, Careers, Poverty, New Jersey, Kmart, West Coast, The Graduate, Performance art, Rudd, Robert Rauschenberg, Benjamin, Elaine, Webb, Charles Webb, Roswell Rudd

Patti Smith’s Self Portraits: Another Side of the Prolific Artist

Young artists can understandably feel hesitant about trying new things. It’s hard enough to compete as a musician, for example. Why try to publish poetry or make visual art, too? Older, more established artists who branch out often have trouble being taken seriously in other fields. Patti Smith—poet, singer, memoirist, photographer, visual artist—has never seemed to suffer in either regard. “Her artwork has been exhibited everywhere from New York to Munich,” notes Dangerous Minds, “and in 2008 ...
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Google v. Oracle: Amici Weigh in on Why the Supreme Court Should Reverse the Federal Circuit’s Rulings

Guest post by Professor Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley Law School In the past week 28 amicus curiae briefs were filed in the Google v. Oracle case, including one written by me and Catherine Crump (of which more below). All but two support reversal of one or both of the Federal Circuit’s copyrightability and fair use rulings.[1] Especially significant are IBM’s brief with Red Hat arguing against the copyrightability of computer interfaces and Microsoft’s brief criticizing the Federal Circuit’s unduly...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Court, Internet Association, Andy Warhol, Ibm, Baker, Oracle, Patent, Catherine Crump, Robert Rauschenberg, District Court, Federal Circuit, Selden

A Trips Festival for the Digital Age

Leading up to each edition of Sónar is a visual messaging campaign that’s come to be known as the SónarImage. This year’s SónarImage, above, was a short film, ‘Je te tiens’, directed by Sónar co-founder Sergio Caballero. Two series of radio transmissions are currently beaming through interstellar space — bound, their senders hope, for intelligent life on a distant planet. The transmissions contain 38 encoded pieces of music, each ten seconds in length, created by far-out but nonetheless ea...
Tags: Art, Space, Technology, London, California, Stanford, New York City, Future, San Francisco, Barcelona, History, Culture, Big Brother, Bjork, Bell Labs, Brian Eno

Why Mark Bradford Is One Of The Most Important Artists Of Our Time

For example: “There’s nothing revolutionary about an artist creating a foundation. But the nonprofits set up by Andy Warhol, Joan Mitchell and Robert Rauschenberg, to name three, were created to launch after the artist’s death. Bradford, 57, founded Art + Practice for immediate impact. He provides as much of the organization’s $1 million annual budget as needed. And he does it his way, generally declining grants so that the nonprofit can remain independent and flexible.” – Washington Post...
Tags: Art, People, Bradford, Mark Bradford, Robert Rauschenberg, SJ, 10.10.19, Andy Warhol Joan Mitchell

AO Auction Preview – New York: Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Evening Sales, May 13th -16th, 2019

Robert Rauschenberg, Buffalo II (1964), via Christie’s The show previews, VIP openings and special presentations of the 58th Venice Biennale are now in the bag, and the art world has returned to business as usual this week, returning to New York for a string of auction sales that will offer a grounding take on the market, and a look at how the […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Robert Rauschenberg, Christie, AO Auction Preview, 58th Venice Biennale

How Artists Should Plan For What Will Happen To Their Work After They Die

“For every multi-millionaire dollar Robert Rauschenberg estate, there are thousands of lesser-known talents whose families have to confront the tough decisions about what to do with hundreds of artworks and archives. To sort out the realities facing artists and their loved ones, [Hrag Vartanian] invited two experts in the field.” (podcast) – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Visual, Robert Rauschenberg, Hrag Vartanian, 04.18.19

Wear Comfortable Shoes: This Art Exhibition Covers '1/4 Mile'

Robert Rauschenberg worked on-and-off for 17 years on 190 painted, collaged panels roughly spanning the length of his commute. The monumental artwork is exhibited in its entirety for the first time.(Image credit: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Museum Associates/LACMA)
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Robert Rauschenberg Piece Poised to Smash Artist’s Auction Record

Christie’s will offer Robert Rauschenberg’s Buffalo II at auction this May in New York, carrying a $50 estimate that should smash the artist’s current record. “Everyone has been waiting for this painting,’’ says Sara Friedlander, Christie’s international director and head of its postwar and contemporary art department in New York. “It’s the very best of the […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Robert Rauschenberg, Christie, Buffalo II, Sara Friedlander Christie

Robert Rauschenberg Once Threw His Paintings Into A River Because A Critic Said So

The artist’s 1953 exhibition in Florence wasn’t well-received by the conservative public of the city: one critic was appalled at the art’s “barbaric metaphysics” and another called it “psychological garbage and that it must be thrown into the Arno.” So, when the show was over and Rauschenberg saw how much it would cost to ship the art home to the States, that is what he did. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, States, Florence, Visual, Robert Rauschenberg, Rauschenberg, 02.16.19

London – Robert Rauscheberg: “Spreads 1975-83” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Through January was 26th, 2019

Robert Rauschenberg, Palladian Xmas (Spread) (1980), via Ropac Over the course of his career, Robert Rauschenberg occupied an almost innumerable series of critical and theoretical positions in the practice and production of art objects, often bounding from material to material and technique to technique in bounds that often moved beyond the scope of any single […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Robert Rauschenberg, Thaddaeus Ropac, Robert Rauscheberg

Decoding Robert Rauschenberg

His quarter-mile-long mural is a self-portrait of a man who reshaped 20th-century art. Now, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curators decipher the work’s meaning.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, North Carolina, Michael, Robert, Robert Rauschenberg, Govan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rauschenberg, Captiva Island (Fla

Behind the Banksy Stunt: An In-Depth Breakdown of the Artist’s Self-Shredding Painting

By now, even those of us who pay no attention at all to the art market have heard about Banksy's latest art stunt: a painting called Balloon Girl that, when it sold for $1.4 million at auction, then immediately shredded itself. Assessments on the intent and impact of the piece's self-destruction have varied: many have complained that, far from the bold statement against the economics of modern art it may have looked like (and many of Banksy's fans may well have come to expect from his ar...
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There’s a quarter-mile long artwork at LACMA you have to see

You can see the artist’s hand – not to mention much of the rest of his body – at work in Robert Rauschenberg’s “The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece.” This 1983 photo shows Robert Rauschenberg with his monumental work “The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece” in progress at his Laika Lane studio in Captiva, Fla. (Photo by Terry Van Brunt, courtesy of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation) These traces reveal themselves to anyone who walks the 1,000-foot expanse of this 190-panel work, presented for the first ti...
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Histories and Happenings: How an Eight-Month Trip Shifted the Course of Art History

In the early ’50s, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly traveled together through Italy and Morocco, transforming more than just their own careers.
Tags: Art, News, Morocco, Sculpture, Italy, Cy Twombly, Robert, Robert Rauschenberg, Black Mountain College, Art Students League, Cy, Twombly, Rauschenberg, Scholarships and Fellowships, National Portrait Gallery (London, Casablanca (Morocco

Banksy Shreds His $1.4 Million Painting at Auction, Taking a Tradition of Artists Destroying Art to New Heights

The first time vandals defaced his sculpture, Dirty Corner, at Versailles, artist Anish Kapoor wrote an essay in which he considered his options: Should the paint that has been thrown all over the sculpture be removed? Or should it remain and be part of the work? Does the political violence of the vandalism make Dirty Corner “dirtier”? Does this dirty political act reflect the dirty politics of exclusion, marginalisation, elitism, racism, Islamophobia? The question I ask of myself is: ca...
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Visualizing Dante’s Hell: See Maps & Drawings of Dante’s Inferno from the Renaissance Through Today

The light was departing. The brown air drew down     all the earth’s creatures, calling them to rest     from their day-roving, as I, one man alone, prepared myself to face the double war     of the journey and the pity, which memory     shall here set down, nor hesitate, nor err. Reading Dante’s Inferno, and Divine Comedy generally, can seem a daunting task, what with the book’s wealth of allusion to 14th century Florentine politics and medieval Catholic theology. Much depends upon a good tran...
Tags: Google, Art, Maps, College, Literature, Dante, Robert Rauschenberg, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Virgil, Josh Jones, Botticelli, Durham NC Follow, Sandro Botticelli, John Ciardi, Antonio Manetti

When Robert Rauschenberg Asked Willem De Kooning for One of His Paintings … So That He Could Erase It

How to make a name for oneself in the art world? Every up-and-coming artist has to face that intimidating question in one way or another, but Robert Rauschenberg, now remembered as a leading light of the pop art movement, came up with a particularly memorable answer. When in 1953 he got the counterintuitive idea to make a drawing not by drawing, but by erasing, he at first tried erasing images he'd drawn himself. This brought him to the realization that not only should his erasing consti...
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Robert Rauschenberg’s 34 Illustrations of Dante’s Inferno (1958-60)

Perhaps more than any other postwar avant-garde American artist, Robert Rauschenberg matched, and maybe exceeded, Marcel Duchamp’s puckish irreverence. He once bought a Willem de Kooning drawing just to erase it and once sent a telegram declaring that it was a portrait of gallerist Iris Clert, “if I say so.” Rauschenberg also excelled at turning trash into treasure, repurposing the detritus of modern life in works of art both playful and serious, continuing to “address major themes of worldwide...
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An Impressive Audio Archive of John Cage Lectures & Interviews: Hear Recordings from 1963-1991

History has remembered John Cage as a composer, but to do justice to his legacy one has to allow that title the widest possible interpretation. He did, of course, compose music: music that strikes the ears of many listeners as quite unconventional even today, more than a quarter-century after his death, but recognizable as music nonetheless. He also composed with silence, an artistic choice that still intrigues people enough to get them taking the plunge into his wider body of work, ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, John Lennon, Radio, Philosophy, Seoul, Cage, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Zen Buddhism, Facebook Twitter, Henry David Thoreau, Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp

Artist Papers Over Rauschenberg Print To Resell As New Art

On Monday, artist Nikolas Bentel will auction off a Robert Rauschenberg print for, he hopes, $20,000. Except it won’t a Robert Rauschenberg print anymore. It will be covered in advertisements for people and firms—including a graphic depiction of a six-inch penis—that Bentel has attracted to his mission to destroy a Rauschenberg and create a new work of art.
Tags: Art, Visual, Robert Rauschenberg, Rauschenberg, Nikolas Bentel, 03.03.18, Bentel

5 pieces you have to see at the Broad’s Jasper Johns show

Jasper Johns is famous for his American flag paintings. But visitors to the special “Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth” exhibition at the Broad, through May 13, will see more than Old Glory. The exhibition, a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts in London and sponsored by Louis Vuitton, is the first major survey of his work in Los Angeles. It features upwards of 120 works that trace Johns’ six-decade career through his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. Here are 5 pieces...
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Rauschenberg’s Duchamp “Bottle Rack” Goes to Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has unveiled its recent acquisition, a rare Duchamp Bottle Rack from the collection of Robert Rauschenberg.  The artist’s foundation sold the piece to the museum in order to fund an endowment. “We always are making these kind of transformative acquisitions a priority,” says Art Institute president and director James Rondeau. “There are documents going […]
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"If there are three sculptures that would define sculpture in the 20th century, this has to be one of the three."

Said the dealer who brokered the sale of Marcel Duchamp's "Bottle Rack" to the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute was set to announce Tuesday that it beat out other top museums to purchase Bottle Rack, the first of Duchamp’s “readymades,” a series for which the artist would go on to beatify other ordinary objects including a snow shovel and a urinal. Bottle Rack, visitors Tuesday will be able to read on the museum’s newest wall card, “upended tradition and artistic convention by revolut...
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