Robert Rauschenberg

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How To ‘Get' Contemporary Art

Over the years I have heard variations of that phrase -- "I don't get it" -- and I have wondered why. Is it because most people don't understand contemporary art, or is it because they don't appreciate being the first ones to say "the emperor is naked" (read: this is bullshit)? Bottom line is the majority tends to steer clear of everything that has anything to do with art.