"The Audacity of Robert Rauschenberg" article

Spasms of creative collaboration distinguished Black Mountain.
— Peter Schjeldahl

A timely article on painter Robert Rauschenberg, by Peter Schjeldahl, which explores the collaborative influence and reach of  Black Mountain College artists who “entered the creative crucible of Black Mountain College, near Asheville, North Carolina…”   and whose “spasms of creative collaboration distinguished [them].”

Eschewing taste, they are neither good nor bad, as art. They complicate what art has been, is, and can be, for people who are inclined to ponder those matters—in this case, most of the innovative artists of the past sixty years.
— Peter Schjeldahl

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