A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  Robert Rauschenberg
Subtitle:  Work From Four Series: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition
Printing:  First
Year of publication:  1985
Publisher:  Contemporary Arts Museum
City:  Houston
Number of Pages:  86
Cover:  paperback
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  85-72529
ISBN:  0-936080-15-9
Barthelme's Contribution:  Being Bad, p. 8-9

Rauschenberg's problem (one of Rauschenberg's problems) is how to be bad for thirty years or more. To sustain a high level of misbehavior over a third of a century is not the easiest of tasks. The German writer, Heimeto von Doderer put it this way: "One begins by breaking windows. Then one becomes a window oneself."