by Walter Robinson
What a pleasant surprise at the opening of Robert Rauschenberg
’s new show at PaceWildenstein
in Chelsea to see Bob and his old friend Merce Cunningham
sitting side-by-side in matching wheelchairs, enjoying the attention of a crowd of admirers. Though his right hand is all gnarled, the result of a stroke, the 82-year-old Rauschenberg held a highball in his left.