Robert Rauschenberg and Kat Epple
Bob Rauschenberg wrote about Kat In 1999:
"I've known and worked with Kat Epple since the mid 1980's. We have shared
a variety of joyful, playful, and ultimately serious events ranging from
social, party fun to important one-man exhibitions.
They include the premiere of the Rauschenberg early 1960's silkscreen paintings
at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1990; the 7-year ROCI (Rauschenberg
Overseas Culture Interchange) tour finale at the National Gallery, Washington,
DC in May, 1991; my current Guggengeim retrospective premiere in the New York
up-town Museum in September 1997, as well as the fourth retrospective venue premiere
at the Bilbao, Spain Guggenheim Museum in November, 1998.
Kat also played last fall at an important New York fund-raising benefit for Change,
Inc., my foundation that assists artists in any field who have emergency situations.
And, for the last five years, she has done solo performances at the National
Gallery receptions for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Lab School of Washington,
DC workshops for outstanding teachers of learning disabled students.
Kat made musical history at all of these events. Her sensitivity to people and
music turned these moments into creative environments all could share." Robert