An Audio Short Story: Erasing DeKooning

My latest creation – an audio short story:

Erasing DeKooning is a short story inspired by the artwork Erased DeKooning Drawing, 1953 by Robert Rauschenberg which captivated me on a visit to MOMA – San Francisco several years ago. A young Rauschenberg acquired the original mixed-media drawing from his mentor William DeKooning. The artist allowed Rauschenberg to erase his entire work as a statement of abstract expressionism. The result is what appears to be a blank, sepia-toned canvas. This story portrays the action of erasing not only as a metaphor of the progression of a new artistic movement, but also of the generational shift in life, death and legacy.

Listen to the Audio Short Story: Erasing DeKooning

Read more from NPR’s Robert Krulwich about the creation of this work of art:

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