Title: Robert Rauschenberg
Subtitle: Work From Four Series: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition
Year of publication: 1985
Publisher: Contemporary Arts Museum
Number of Pages: 86
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 85-72529
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."