Robert Rauschenberg Explains “Erased De Kooning”

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art recently posted this 1999 video of the late artist Robert Rauschenberg discussing his notorious 1953 piece “Erased de Kooning”, which resulted from literally erasing an art work by Willem de Kooning.

He explains what de Kooning thought about this project, and how he contributed to it. A great story. “Erased de Kooning” is in the SFMOMA collection and the museum has lots of videos and interactive features about Rauschenberg and his work.