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At Thaddaeus Ropac gallery until 14th January 2017
Thaddaeus Ropac gallery represents, since 2015, the Estate of Pop art pioneer Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008). The gallerist unveils at present, in his Parisian space, an appealing exhibition. ‘Salvage’ brings together a series of paintings created in the mid 80’s under the eponymous title. We can look closely at his celebrated Silkscreen paintings, overlays of eclectic elements painted and printed by the American artist. The painting components come here from set and costume designs created by Rauschenberg in 1983 for a choreographic piece played and directed by renowned dancer and artistic director Trisha Brown, Set and Reset.
A charming program so far but the exhibition does not quite end there. Climbing a few steps, you will find a version of the iconic bottle holder by Marcel Duchamp. The presented piece has been acquired from the French artist by Robert Rauschenberg in 1959.
A pretty moving connection for a captivating show…