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Boston's Best: "Second Time Painting" by Robert Rauschenberg

Another installment in my list of the 50 best/most important/interesting paintings in the Boston area. This time Robert Rauschenberg’s “Second Time Painting” at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum. The only combine that I know of in a New England museum, this work is a great illustration of Rauschenberg's stated aim to create paintings that look like they have always existed. That a painting about time and a specific moment (and with a real alarm clock) can feel so timeless is incredible. It's always a thrill to see it in person.

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