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Robert Rauschenberg
October 22, 1925 - May 12, 2008
Nationality: American
Category: Artist
Subcategory: American Artist

And I think that even today, New York still has more of this unexpected quality around every corner than any place else. It's something quite extraordinary.


The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.


I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings.


Oracle was I had started it I guess two and a half years ago, maybe even longer than that, closer to three.


Well, I like way downtown near the Battery. I lived down there at this time and for, I guess, the following well, this is where I moved to uptown and I've been here for four years and this is 1965.


I don't mess around with my subconscious.


I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world.


But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York, and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.


I always have a good reason for taking something out but I never have one for putting something in. And I don't want to, because that means that the picture is being painted predigested.


And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.


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