PRINT October 2003

Robert Rauschenberg

Jim Rosenquist is as generous in art as he is in politics. No one goes hungry while being exposed to the fields of images in his paintings. His compositions are organized in content and color as if they were a public/social alarm. The alarm is positive. The degree of optimism in his work is by degree, but always there. En masse, the works are a welcome and a celebration of life in the broadest sense.

Jim and I are as unique in our art as we are in our friendship and politics. We celebrate nearly a half century of mutual admiration of our common and uncommon lives.

Robert Rauschenberg’s work will be on view at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, Italy, from February to June 2004.