DAILY: January 10, 2020

I saw the new documentary about Merce Cunningham last night here in Hudson, New York.  So the DAILY today is about his early collaborators Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage and him.




Robert Rauschenberg. 1968


Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953 Traces of ink and crayon on paper, with mat and hand-lettered label in ink, in gold-leafed frame San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Digitally enhanced infrared scan of Robert Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953, showing traces of the original drawing by Willem de Kooning. Visible light scan by Ben Blackwell, 2010. Infrared scan and processing by Robin D. Myers, 2010. Courtesy of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Merce Cunningham. Photo by Hazel Larsen. Circa 1952-53.




John Cage

John Cage on I’ve Got a Secret.  1960

Better resolution of the performance


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