Robert Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg as printmaker

Article: Rauschenberg as printmaker

“No other artist has ever pushed the boundaries of what printmaking could be as much (Robert) Rauschenberg.” Of course, Rauschenberg couldn’t have done it without Gemini G.E.L., the Los Angeles printmaking studio where he produced the bulk of his prints. “He defined what a print multiple was in terms of scale, media, dimension, variation and viewer interaction,” and, according to co-founder Stanley Grinstein, “he taught us what Gemini could be.”

The Hetero-normalizing of art giants

Article: The Hetero-normalizing of art giants

Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green’s modern & contemporary art blog, has an interesting post about some seemingly glaring omissions in the mainstream press regarding the sexuality of some of the world’s most famous artists. First noting that most obituaries of Robert Rauschenberg omitted the fact that he was gay when the artist died last May, Green goes…