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"Erased de Kooning Drawing, Robert Rauschenberg, 1953


The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
— Willem de Kooning
 
Robert Rauschenberg
Erased de Kooning Drawing
1953
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

"the ability to conceive failure as progress."



 In Robert Rauschenberg 1953 asked Willem de Kooning if he could erase one of his drawings as an act of art.












To Whom It May Concern:
The white paintings came first;
my silent piece came later.

                                               -John Cage


















recoding Rauschenberg,

is about that act and the notion of originality and what art and the artist should be that lingers in the writing and applications of copyright law. Especially

17 U.S. Code § 106A - Rights of certain authors to attribution and integrity

 

 

WORKS: MORE in Progress