Texan Robert Rauschenberg is one of modernism's greatest painters and collagists. At age 79, and despite illness, Rauschenberg is doing work that the New Yorker's Calvin Tomkins calls "the strongest, most lyrical pictures he has produced in a long time." While the New Yorker profile from May 23 is no longer online it is a captivating and stimulating story.
Better than a profile, however, is a show of Rauschenberg work in Lafayette at the ULM's Hilliard Museum. The shreveporttimes.com has more on the ULM show, which has companion exhibits by Chris Rauschenberg, the artists' son, and Darryl Pottorf, the artists' companion and collaborator.