Surveying ‘The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg’ at Gagosian

Andy Warhol, "Robert Rauschenberg," 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 14 x 10 1/4 inches. (© Andy Warhol. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Robert McKeever. Collection of the Robert Rauschenberg Revocable Trust.)

Last Thursday evening, Gagosian’s Madison Avenue headquarters was packed with people for the opening of “The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg,” which filled three floors of the gallery with work from the late artist’s private collection.

Press materials had promised “special insight into Rauschenberg’s broader inspirations as well as his friendships and affinities,” which many of those in attendance no doubt had some thoughts on. Among those present were old friends and associates, like the legendary choreographer Trisha Brown, whose drawings are included in the show, as well as the indefatigable writer Glenn O’Brien. Read More