Robert Rauschenberg on rollerskates


Things I didn’t know about Robert Rauschenberg: In 1963, he choreographed a performance piece called Pelican. And rollerskated in it. With a parachute on his back. Pelican was a tribute to the Wright Brothers (Rauschenberg’s heroes) and took part at the America on Wheels roller rink as part of a festival by The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. There’s even a video of it. Isn’t it bonkers fabulous?

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One Response to Robert Rauschenberg on rollerskates

  1. D says:

    I love this trivial 60′ blk/wht post!

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