• Robert Rauschenberg

    Galleria Il Gabbiano

    In this show Robert Rauschenberg presented ten medium- and large-scale pieces executed specifically for Rome. This can be considered a gesture of generosity and respect for the work ethic on the part of the artist; however, these paintings offer nothing new. Nevertheless, there is a positive aspect to this, not only in terms of the coherence of an almost forty-year-old esthetic, but particularly because Rauschenberg doesn’t make us witness a forced and embarrassing updating that artists with long careers so often feel compelled to produce.

    In these works the background images depict advertising

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