Robert Rauschenberg with Willem de Kooning and Jasper Johns, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953.  Photo by Ben Blackwell. © 2017 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art.

Robert Rauschenberg with Willem de Kooning and Jasper Johns, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953. Photo by Ben Blackwell. © 2017 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art.

Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning drawing, 1953 #GISSLER #interiordesign

Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning drawing, 1953 #GISSLER #interiordesign

What do you need to transform a de Kooning into a Rauschenberg? 1 month and 40 erasers. ... In 1953, Rauschenberg asked artist Willem de Kooning, an Abstract Expressionist painter whom he admired, for a drawing to erase. De Kooning agreed, selecting a drawing that he thought would be particularly difficult to rub out. Rauschenberg claimed that it took him a month, and about 40 erasers, to complete the job. He kept the erased drawing in his studio for two years. In 1955, when he was invited…

What do you need to transform a de Kooning into a Rauschenberg? 1 month and 40 erasers. ... In 1953, Rauschenberg asked artist Willem de Kooning, an Abstract Expressionist painter whom he admired, for a drawing to erase. De Kooning agreed, selecting a drawing that he thought would be particularly difficult to rub out. Rauschenberg claimed that it took him a month, and about 40 erasers, to complete the job. He kept the erased drawing in his studio for two years. In 1955, when he was invited…

From 1951 to 1953, Robert Rauschenberg made a number of artworks that explore the limits and very definition of art. These works recall and ...

From 1951 to 1953, Robert Rauschenberg made a number of artworks that explore the limits and very definition of art. These works recall and ...

Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953

Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953

Detail of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Erased de Kooning Drawing</em> showing inscription

Detail of Robert Rauschenbergs <em>Erased de Kooning Drawing</em> showing inscription

Robert Rauschenberg, 'Erased de Kooning Drawing'

Robert Rauschenberg, 'Erased de Kooning Drawing'

Digitally enhanced infrared scan of Robert Rauschenberg’s 'Erased de Kooning Drawing' (1953) showing traces of the original drawing by Willem de Kooning. Visible light scan: Ben Blackwell, 2010; Infrared scan and processing: Robin D. Myers, 2010

Digitally enhanced infrared scan of Robert Rauschenberg’s 'Erased de Kooning Drawing' (1953) showing traces of the original drawing by Willem de Kooning. Visible light scan: Ben Blackwell, 2010; Infrared scan and processing: Robin D. Myers, 2010

Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953 // SFMOMA

Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953 // SFMOMA

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