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 in New York and Gagosian Gallery.
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