13 May 2008

Robert Rauschenberg Dies at 82 (1925-2008)

Robert Rauschenberg helped to shape the world of art and design. He died Monday night of heart failure. Mr. Rauschenberg’s work was inspiring. He was a driving force in the creation of Abstract Expressionism. Mr. Rauschenberg’s work explored painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking. His works often featured his legendary texture and collage techniques. I saw a show of his works a few years back at LACMA. It explored his poster designs. It was a wonderful show that showed the printmaking experience at it greatest depths. Mr. Rauschenberg inspired me as a designer. The NY Times has a great article on Robert Rauschenberg’s life and influence. Mr. Rauschenberg’s work and inventiveness will be missed.

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