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Rauschenberg scroll -- erased deKooning re-knit


Rauschenberg scroll -- erased deKooning re-knit


Green, Ruth Brownell




Ann Arbor, MI : the Artist


Artists' books--United States

Oberlin College Author

Class of 1966--Green, Ruth Brownell

Physical Description

1 scroll 21 x 163 rolled to 21 x 11 cm

Artist’s Statement

I was intrigued by the conceptual cleverness of Rauschenbergs making the claim that his marks of erasing deKoonings work on paper count not just as negative but as positive. They make something, which is, in fact, interesting to look at, though, I admit, mostly interesting to think about. It helps that deKooning was an established artist, and that he gave permission for a drawing he liked was used so the idea wasnt about vandalism. I wanted to see what would happen if in a different medium I could play with erasing, and re-drawing. Using a knitting machine I knit a first swatch and drew on it with magic marker. I knit a second and after drawing on it, unravelled it. Because the yarn was further stretched by the tension of a second knitting, the image did not track, but divided. So, of course, I had to keep going. By the last swatch I invented Norwegian sweaters! Theres no conceptual claim, but playing visually is fun. -- Artist




Art Limited Access Minis

Call Number

N7433.4.G7268 R38 1980

How to Cite

Green, Ruth Brownell, “Rauschenberg scroll -- erased deKooning re-knit,” Artists' Books, accessed February 26, 2024,