Elsa Gramcko (April 25, 1925-994) was a Venezuelan artist. Her earlier works were mostly paintings; she expanded into sculpture and assemblage in the 1960s and 1970s. Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Gramcko
El Ojo de la Cerradura (The Keyhole) by Elsa Gramcko 1964 / Car-battery cells, metal lock, and mixed media on masonite / Private collection
Takako Saito (born 1929) is a Japanese artist closely associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists that was active primarily in the 1960s and 1970s. Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Saito
70 cm. x 70 cm’s Freedom by Takako Saito 1991 / Assemblage: Iron box containing different objects with magnet / 39 2/5″x28″x6″
“We know that works of art can enhance the patient environment when carefully chosen and thoughtfully curated. Artworks lend comfort, beauty and wit to the environment. They promote innovation by challenging our ways of seeing. Above all, they assert the strength of our humanity in the face of sickness and misfortune.” ~http://www.clevelandclinic.org/lp/power-of-art/
William Rodolphus Christopher was an American artist and civil rights activist known for his abstract imagery and collage. His longtime partner was the artist George Tooker; the pair lived in New York City until 1960, when they moved to Hartland, Vermont; the couple spent winters in Spain, where Christopher died in December 1973. ~Wikipedia
RR: “I’m not frightened of the affection that Jasper and I had, both personally and as working artists.
I don’t see any sin or conflict in those days when each of us was the most important person in each other’s lives.” ~Rauschenberg, with Affection by Richard Meyer