This is a great little clip where the original rebel artist Robert Rauschenberg discusses one of his most controversial works “Erased De Kooning” and how it came about.

De Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract Expressionism and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School. Other painters in this group included Jackson Pollock.

Robert Rauschenberg was an American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism  to Pop Art.  Rauschenberg is well-known for his “Combines” of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations.