A Thing of Beauty
To the Editors:
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Your Rauschenberg issue [Nov. 29] was exactly that.
John Pozza Tontitown, Ark.
To imply that a collection of colored smears and slobberings and pieces of a pack-rat nest is art and its creator Robert Rauschenberg is an artist is akin to saying that what Jack the Ripper did was surgery and he was a surgeon.
Fred W. Webster Providence
Carol Kerley Worland, Wyo.
I laugh at the irony of your headline "The Joy of Art." The American public already has an image of the artist as an easygoing image maker working a few...