The NY Times has just reported that the American artist Robert Rauschenberg has died at the age of 82. Rauschenberg passed away on Monday night in his home. Recently the artist was hospitalized with pneumonia.
Here’s a paragraph from the NY Times article.. “Building on the legacies of Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell and others, he thereby helped to obscure the lines between painting and sculpture, painting and photography, photography and printmaking, sculpture and photography, sculpture and dance, sculpture and technology, technology and performance art — not to mention between art and life.”
The story that I mentioned on Art News Blog a couple of weeks ago about Robert Rauschenberg suing an artist seems so trivial after hearing this terrible news.