the opening of Rauschenbergs show coincided with
the revolt of the French generals in Algeria, as a result of which
Cordier had very little time for the gallery or the artist, His
assistants managed to hang some of the pictures upside-down..."
Calvin Tomkins, Off the Wall: Robert Rauschenberg and
the Art World of Our Time (Picador, 2005).
If you've any comment on this poem, Jessy Randall would be pleased to hear from you.