2 May 2012
Can a drawing still mean something and still be a drawing if utterly defaced?
In the 1950s Robert Rauschenberg approached Willem de Kooning with a strange request. He asked for one of de Kooning's drawings and explained he wanted to erase it. After some persuasion, de Kooning eventually agreed and offered Rauschenberg one of his better pieces of work - one that he would miss to make it more difficult for his artist friend to erase.
Deriving its meaning entirely from the absence of the original, Erased de Kooning Drawing is certainly a unique piece of Lost Art. To find out more about de Kooning's drawing, please visit here.