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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Brilliant! says another.