Hot Shot statement

Robert Rauschenberg’s handwritten draft of a statement about his print “Hot Shot” (1983)

October 1982
Creator: Robert Rauschenberg

First published in “The Artist and the Space Shuttle,” Discover, December 1982, pp. 74–81. Published version of statement was shortened to “Hot Shot was created to share and express my belief in the spiritual and physical improvement of life and mind through curiosity.”

Robert Rauschenberg papers. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives, New York