Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was making art out of his own bed half a century before Tracey Emin. His work embraced painting, performance art, silk-screen printing and found objects. His subject matter included newspapers, politicians, sportsmen, and pop stars. His influence was global. As Tate Modern hosts the first major exhibition of Rauschenberg’s work in 35 years join Jody Patterson, Associate Professor in Art History from Plymouth University for an illustrated lecture about an extraordinary talent.