“Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else’s aesthetics. I think you’re born an artist or not. I couldn’t have learned it. And I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations.”

Wow. This is turning out to be an “even-shitter-than-usual” week.

Goodbye to one of the most important artists/voices of the 20Th century. Often imitated, but NEVER duplicated, Robert Rauschenberg was, to me, the quintessential artist. He crossed mediums, but was never satisfied with anything, and lived his life doing what he loved, and his work will continue to inspire, as it has for years to come.

SF Chronicle’s Obit.