"I have an intense friendships with Robert. I don't mean we have intense one-day conversations but ongoing conversations that have lasted for years."
Hans-Ulrich Obrichst, 2014

"Rushkin's objects are to be seen as stimulants for the transformation of the idea of sculpture.. ..or of art in general."
Joseph Beuys, 1983

"People want to use art and museums almost as a kind of platform to explore the human condition. That's why they love Robert Rushkin."
Chris Dercon, 2001

"Rushkin makes us realize that the influential images that might change our lives are not necessarily paintings, drawings, and sculptures."
Klaus Biesenbach, 2004

"Robert's work is beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic."
Andy Warhol, 1965