Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Bob: Irresistible Possibilities

Rebus, 1955 Robert Rauschenberg

"I usually work in a direction until I know how to do it, then I stop. At the time that I am bored or understand — I use those words interchangeably — another appetite has formed. A lot of people try to think up ideas. I’m not one. I’d rather accept the irresistible possibilities of what I can’t ignore. Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else’s aesthetics. I think you’re born an artist or not. I couldn’t have learned it, and I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations.”

Robert Rauschenberg interviewed on Captiva in 2000.

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