Robert Rauschenberg - Botanical Vaudeville

Robert Rauschenberg - Botanical Vaudeville

Wed 27 July — Sun 2 Oct 2011

Time:
10.00 am — 5.30 pm
Location:
Inverleith House, Edinburgh (find us)
Venue:
Inverleith House
Booking:
No booking required

The first large-scale exhibition of works by Robert Rauschenberg to be presented in the UK for 30 years, Botanical Vaudeville focuses on works from the 1980s and 1990s, when the great American artist began exploring the reflective, textural, sculptural, and thematic effects of metal, glass, and other reflective surfaces in several series of works. The exhibition, which is shown in natural light, comprises paintings and sculpture which vary from the highly-polished, glamorous metallic works from the Shiner and Borealis series that celebrate energy and motion, to the Gluts and Zephyr series which represent Rauschenberg's fascination with the discarded object. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with the Rauschenberg Studio, New York and Gagosian Gallery.

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was one of the most original and influential American artists of all time; his first exhibition was held 60 years ago at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (1951) and he has been
the subject of numerous major exhibitions worldwide. Botanical Vaudeville follows previous solo exhibitions at Inverleith House by Rauschenberg's close friends and collaborators Cy Twombly in 2002, and John Cage.

Tues-Sun, 10am-5.30pm, admission free

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