The New Yorker Recalls Receiving Robert Rauschenberg’s Smallest Works

May 31st, 2017

Rauschenberg's Self-Portrait for The New Yorker profile, via New YorkerAs the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition opens at MoMA, the New Yorker looks back at one of the artist’s smallest works, a small thumbprint he made for the magazine in 1964.  “’We must pay him something,'” writer Calvin Tomkins remembers his editor William Shawn saying of the piece.  “‘What do you think? Would fifty dollars sound right?’”

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