A Robert Rauschenberg Painting of Angry Marlins Fans

Late American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was known, during his lifetime, as a prominent voice on the nature of what’s possible in the visual arts. Yet, no one could have anticipated the prophetic nature of the work embedded here — which, for convenience sake, Rauschenberg referred to as one of his “White Paintings,” but which is very clearly a depiction of all the Marlins fans in existence protesting the trade of Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, etc., to the Toronto Blue Jays.

“Startling,” one is compelled to say. “Transcendent,” says another.




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  1. MadMonk says:

    Brilliant! says another.

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  2. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    The luminous textural differentiation really accentuates the artwork’s deep, pervading sense of loss.

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  3. Pointless Ponderer says:

    This reminds me.. when I was 16 my first job was at a nursing home for the freemason community (yes the secret underground society). This reminds me of a gluttonous quasi-wacko resident named Chuck who used to drive around in a motorized scooter with a sign he proudly displayed on the back that said “We’re all here because we’re not all there.”

    Further contemplation yields the ultimate realization that this quote does not refer to lunacy (as previously implied for many generations)

    … instead, it refers to Marlin’s fans.

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  4. Smooth says:

    The Marlins have fans?

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I think I can see Loria’s soul there, too.

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