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When Rauschenberg met De Kooning

BIG Thanks to @austinkleon for this post about Rauschenberg erasing a De Kooning. BRILLIANT.

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The incredible story of Robert Rauschenberg walking up to Willem de Kooning’s house with a bottle of Jack Daniels and asking him for a drawing he could erase.

Not long before he died, Robert Rauschenberg told the story of the Erased De Kooning Drawing in this BBC video. He’s a good storyteller. When he finished his erasure, some folks accused him of vandalizing a de Kooning, saying he destroyed art. It wasn’t vandalism, he tells the interviewer. Then what was it? “Poetry,” he says.

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The Busy Briquette. I’m very happily away this holiday weekend visiting my newly-long-distanced-again boyfriend. Haven’t seen my honeybun in a month. Cuddling commences.
Here’s some silly fun from our last holiday. Over the 4th of July, we were fortunate to have 3 barbecues in 3 cities (Chicago, Champaign, Milwaukee) in 3 days. I designed these BBQ 2010 tour shirts. I stopped short of actually printing them. But got a kick out of designing it and shared the image with our delightful hosts.
I hope you’re getting your fill of BBQ and watermelon this weekend!

The Busy Briquette. I’m very happily away this holiday weekend visiting my newly-long-distanced-again boyfriend. Haven’t seen my honeybun in a month. Cuddling commences.

Here’s some silly fun from our last holiday. Over the 4th of July, we were fortunate to have 3 barbecues in 3 cities (Chicago, Champaign, Milwaukee) in 3 days. I designed these BBQ 2010 tour shirts. I stopped short of actually printing them. But got a kick out of designing it and shared the image with our delightful hosts.

I hope you’re getting your fill of BBQ and watermelon this weekend!