I’m not all too far into this book, yet. However, so far it is pretty much a page turner for me. What I find most gripping is the honesty of his observations about how the mind works associatively and the creativity employed in describing the interplay of emotion, memory and sensory experience. He writes pretty much how I’d like to write.
“It is surprising how little attention Rauschenberg’s photographs have gotten, considering it was his primary interest,” said David White, Rauschenberg’s curator from 1980 until the artist’s death in 2008.
Just how much of an interest Rauschenberg had in photography, and its importance in his work, is made clear in a new book from D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel and co-edited by White, “Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949-1962.”
There is a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don’t reconcile the poles. You just recognize them.
Black Star can dress.
- Detail of the Woods, Richard Siken
I looked at all the trees and didn’t know what to do.
A box made out of leaves.
What else was in the woods? A...
- “Poetry is a game of loser-take-all.”— Ferdinand, Pierrot le fou (1965) - Memorable quotes