with Xenia Hodza
Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns were two young southerners when they met in New York in 1954. Their intimate and exceedingly productive artistic relationship would last for about six years. During this time they created significant works escaping nomenclature. Irony in their work prompts the label, “neo-dada”, yet their painting style continued to be abstract expressionist. Some call them pop artists because of their use of everyday objects. This talk will explore Johns’ and Rauschenberg’s symbiotically generated works during a period of spectacular creativity.