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artist's quote

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Robert Rauschenberg

Date

1959

Institution Walker Art Center
Any incentive to paint is as good as any other. There is no poor subject. Painting is always strongest when in spite of composition, color, etc., it appears as a fact, or an inevitability, as opposed to a souvenir or arrangement. Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in that gap between the two.) A pair of socks is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil, and fabric. A canvas is never empty. Robert Rauschenberg, 1959
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Type: Artist Statement, artist's quote
Source: artist's quote
Added to Site: March 1, 2009