Robert Rauschenberg Quotes

33 Robert Rauschenberg quotes:

"I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place."
"I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings."
"I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended."
"If you don't have trouble paying the rent, you have trouble doing something else; one needs just a certain amount of trouble."
"Oracle was I had started it I guess two and a half years ago, maybe even longer than that, closer to three."
"Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting."
"So that ideas of sort of relaxed symmetry have been something for years that I have been concerned with because I think that symmetry is a neutral shape as opposed to a form of design."
"The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history."
"The only thing that I could get with chance, and I never was able to use it, was that I would end up with something quite geometric or the spirit that I was interested in, indulging in, was gone."
"There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain."
"Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it that one recognizes it without looking at it."
"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."
"My responsibility,"

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