Friday, May 16, 2008

The Great Curve

David Byrne has a good piece on The New York Times op-ed page today—a remembrance of his friend Robert Rauschenberg, who died this week at age 82: "His openness and way of seeing was contagious and inspired others in their own work — not to imitate and make pseudo-Rauschenbergs, but to see the whole world as a work of art." Musically I'm a David Byrne fan more in theory than in practice, but I have a lot of respect for his overall aesthetic and way of thinking about design and the world. It probably comes as no surprise that I am a huge fan of Rauschenberg, and this is a nice send-off. Read the rest at and check out David Byrne's website here.

1 comment:

Lee said...

I too have been a big fan of Robert Rauschenberg - being the weaver of past, I always admired his collages of various materials and how they were woven into new images..pretty cool article by David Byrne (long time renaissance man)whose signature I have on a Sazerac (Seattle restaurant)cocktail napkin whence Sky was a bartender there and got it for me; and whom Strath has met & collaborated with at V on the Sound project...a strange family connection to one man 'Once in a Lifetime'. MOMS