Tuesday Art ATTACK- MOMA, NYC. Robert Rauschenberg “Among Friends”

By Christian Franzen

I recently visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to see the Robert Rauschenberg retrospective “Among Friends”. This huge retrospective boasts over 250 works from the artist that take up an entire floor of the museum. The focus of show is to highlight Rauschenberg’s constant collaboration with other artists and his willingness to work across all forms of medium. Walking through the show I was surprised at the amount of cross disciplinary works spanning across all the different periods of the artist's career. They really have everything from paintings, combines, video, sound, clothing. The whole shabang. I walked through twice because it had so much work and I didn’t want to miss anything. If you find yourself in New York anytime soon I would highly encourage stopping by to see the show. In addition to being loaded with famous pieces you see in all the books, the exhibit covers a fascinating time in art history and a crucial turning point in American Art.

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