Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage

We explore the art of Robert Rauschenberg, the influence of John Cage, and two of Rauschenberg’s paintings, Factum 1 and Factum 2, currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in their current exhibition, Then Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900.

We find a lot of terrific information in a new book by Louis Menand – The Free World – and its story of the collaborations between Rauschenberg, Cage, and Merce Cunningham
Musical breaks by John Cage.