Beginning tomorrow, contemporary art overlord Larry Gagosian will present a retrospective of the late American artist Robert Rauschenberg’s selected works. If you’re a fan of Americana mixed with the provocative, you should stop by. Or, if you’re Steve Cohen/the emir of Qatar, maybe buy the whole show.
A bit on Rauschenberg: He was born Milton, which we think is a superior name to Robert, but when you’re in the upper echelon of modern masters, it hardly matters what your friends call you. He lived to see his art exhibited at such epicenters as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOCA in Los Angeles, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His works fetch upwards of $14 million at Christie’s. Rauschenberg worked in a variety of mediums—including painting, sculpture, and collage. This particular show is at Gagosian’s West 21st Street location. See it. Know art.