“I think you’re born an artist or not.”

Robert Rauschenberg, American Artist, Dies at 82

Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else’s aesthetics. I think you’re born an artist or not. I couldn’t have learned it. And I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations.

– Robert Rauschenberg


Robert Rauschenberg. Bed. 1955. Combine painting: oil and pencil on pillow, quilt, and sheet on wood supports, 6′ 3 1/4″ x 31 1/2″ x 8″ (191.1 x 80 x 20.3 cm)