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Self Portrait With Erased Willem De Kooning Drawing By Robert Rauschenberg

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Self Portrait With Erased Willem De Kooning Drawing By Robert Rauschenberg
painting of me enjoying a Willem de Kooning drawing erased by Robert Rauschenberg

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8 x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018
free shipping

On this self portrait you see me enjoying a drawing by Willem de Kooning erased by Robert Rauschenberg. Yes you did read that right. The artwork by Rauschenberg is an erased drawing by De Kooning.

In the 50s Rauschenberg set out to discover whether an artwork could be produced entirely through erasure. An act focused on the removal of marks rather than their accumulation.

Rauschenberg first tried erasing his own drawings but ultimately decided that in order for the experiment to succeed he had to begin with an artwork that was undeniably significant in its own right.

He approached Willem de Kooning, an artist for whom he had tremendous respect,
and asked him for a drawing to erase. Somewhat reluctantly, de Kooning agreed.
'I give you a hard one to erase,' he reportedly had said.

I create small studies like Central Point in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma


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