Robert Rauschenberg Quotes

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Robert Rauschenberg Quotes

Work is my joy ... Work is my therapy, I dont know anybody who loves work as much as I do.
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An empty canvas is full.

— 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.

— Robert Rauschenberg

You have to have time to be sorry for yourself to be a good Abstract Expressionist.

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The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.

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I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world.

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Well, I like way downtown near the Battery. I lived down there at this time and for, I guess, the following well, this is where I moved to uptown and I've been here for four years and this is 1965.

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And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission.

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Even at this late date, I go into my studio, and I think 'Is this going to be it? Is it the end?' You see, nearly everything terrorizes me. When an artist loses that terror, he's through.

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A canvas is never empty.

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It's when you've found out how to do certain things, that it's time to stop doing them, because what's missing is that you're not including the risk.

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There's a moment for everyone when you fall into your own shadow and the fact is that it's your shadow and you're forced to live in it. And this is nothing to celebrate or not celebrate. It simply is.

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Basically painting is total idiocy.

— Robert Rauschenberg

Work is my joy ... Work is my therapy, I don't know anybody who loves work as much as I do.

— Robert Rauschenberg

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