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Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg’s Currents, a giant, episodic serigraph over fifty feet long, printed on a continuous roll and mounted with the leftovers curling out from under the plexiglass covering, is a document of the times made up of the documents of the Times, the newspaper, mostly through photos and headlines.

NY VANGUARDIST RIPS ENNUI

SUPPRESSANT TELLS ALL

R’BERG FALTERS, CRITIC SAYS

Rauschenberg’s activity is so varied and continuous that he does for the backstretch of a museum’s season what Matisse usually does for the opening of the buildings; I think it is more due to this attitude toward the artist in general than the merit of the particular work that Currents appears with the fanfare it does. It is techni-remarkable, shot through with the flavor of the 60s–70s and, from section to section, interesting in a curio sort of way; but it ends up rather dull taken as. art and, taken as propaganda,

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