What do you need to transform a de Kooning into a Rauschenberg? 1 month and 40 erasers.
In 1953, Rauschenberg asked artist Willem de Kooning, an Abstract Expressionist painter whom he admired, for a drawing to erase. De Kooning agreed, selecting a drawing that he thought would be particularly difficult to rub out. Rauschenberg claimed that it took him a month, and about 40 erasers, to complete the job. He kept the erased drawing in his studio for two years. In 1955, when he was invited to submit a drawing to show at the Elinor Poindexter Gallery, Jasper Johns persuaded him to exhibit it. Johns placed the drawing in a gold frame and produced the work’s inscription.
‘At the conclusion of the scene, Rathbone deviated from the script. “Goodbye Wattie, old boy,” he said tenderly. Before this sacrilege could register on the astonished cast, crew and observer, Bruce replied, “Goodbye, Holmesy old bean.” And he bent over to bestow a gentle kiss on the great detective.’
<b>Me before the UHA series:</b> These books can't be that addicting.<p/><b>Me a week later:</b> I have not slept in 7 consecutive days and I have binge read 14 books, I now ship Hadifer, and Zeus can get fucked.<p/></p>
A HUGE happy birthday to our General of the Rotty Army, Supreme Ruler of the Gay Writer-dom, and Lord of Feels. Without them, none of us wouldn’t be on the floor crying, screaming in public, or in absolute awe at the wonder they present to us.
WE LOVE YOU, ROTTY AND WE HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL, FANTASMIC, BLESSED BIRTHDAY!