Media artist and Rauschenberg erase de Kooning

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Considered to be one of the earliest pieces of conceptual art, Robert Rauschenberg one asked for one of Willem de Kooning’s drawings and deliberately erased, making it his own. It marked the difference between two different generations in American art, from abstract expressionism to the beginnings of conceptualism in the US.

In a similar gesture de Kooning’s Wikipedia entrey has also disappeared.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCWh3IFtDQ&w=480&h=390]

And this is the piece, “I erased de Kooning

 

 

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