Letters, Dec. 20, 1976

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

Ugh.

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...

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