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The great American artist Robert Rauschenberg died yesterday at 82. You can read the New York Times obit here. As critic Michael Kimmelman puts it, Rauschenberg obscured and blurred the boundaries between almost every artistic medium: “Building on the legacies of Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell, and others, he thereby helped to obscure the lines between painting and sculpture, painting and photography, photography and printmaking, sculpture and photography, sculpture and dance, sculpture and technology, technology and performance art — not to mention between art and life.”–David Schonauer