And there’s always more to do on 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, a sort of visual autobiography that Rauschenberg began in 1981; at last count, it had more than 380 components. “I need to illustrate myself,” he says.
Will he ever finish it?
Rauschenberg pauses. Then he gets the familiar gleam in his eye and laughs, ‘Well, yeah, one day. If you get my drift.”