Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008

He was the great redeemer of American art, the man who transformed offhand bits of the world — old shoes, a discarded tire, pages torn from magazines — into richly mysterious and even majestic concoctions. The very idea of art was a different thing once he was through with it — freer, more encompassing — because in everything he did, he drew outside the lines.

Richard Lacayo