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Robert Rauschenberg as Photographer

“It is surprising how little attention Rauschenberg’s photographs have gotten, considering it was his primary interest,” said David White, Rauschenberg’s curator from 1980 until the artist’s death in 2008.

Just how much of an interest Rauschenberg had in photography, and its importance in his work, is made clear in a new book from D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel and co-edited by White, “Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949-1962.”

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