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.
Think Spring! Wuh? Thrilled to wear this dress last Sunday. I bought the pink denim yeeeears ago. Cut and started the dress 02.28.09. Starting drawing. Markers ran dry. Picked it back up with new markers a year later. Finished drawing. Set it down for several months and finally sewed it together the end of July. Posting it mid-September. *shrug* That’s the way it goes sometimes. Most importantly, it’s DONE and wearable!
New fabric designed by ME. Ordered on Spoonflower. Two yards of the black background on a linen cotton blend to make into a new jumper dress, aka the Uniform. Rush order. Paid umpteen dollars since the current production time is ~18 days. 1 yard of the white background on lightweight cotton lawn, no rush. Probably make a scarf. Curious about the weight of cotton lawn.
Man, oh, man I love creating patterns. Nowadays you can set up a Spoonflower shop of sorts, get 10% on orders of your designs. This could be dangerous. If you like my designs, let me know. May encourage me to set up shop. Don’t think it’ll make me tons of money, but I’m yet another design/sewer with aspirations to be a fabric designer.
Brandy Agerbeck is a graphic facilitator and artist in Chicago. She is/I am fortunate to think and draw for a living. Images talk and I like to listen to them. Here I share my latest and greatest experiments in graphic facilitation, art and craft.
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