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Peter P. (pwp7669) - , reviewed Off the Wall: Robert Rauschenberg and the Art World of Our Time on
"Focusing on the career of Robert Rauschenberg, Tompkins chronicles the astonishingly creative period of the 1950's and 1960's when New York artists moved art off the walls of museums and galleres and into the center of the social scene. This revolution was led by painters Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning and carried on by Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. Off the Wall is a witty, stylish, and exuberant portrait of the art-makers of their time." (from the back cover)
Calvin Tompkins has done a great job of pulling together themes and threads of 20th Century Art thought and History. If you are interested in /researching / or studying contemporary art trends and thought, this book, and most of Tompkins other writings, will be a help. Connects Rauschenberg, Cage, Duchamp and others.