Tag Archives: Robert Rauschenberg


Destroy the Picture at MOCA, opening MCA Chicago the 16th February

It is hard to imagine that an exhibition about the destruction of painting and the upending of the supremacy of the picture plane could be beautiful. But Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962, just closed last Sunday the 14th at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, is an aesthetic triumph. If you missed […]

The Last Days of Pompeii at the Getty til the 7th January

The J. Paul Getty Museum’s current exhibition The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection has the “home” advantage.  Shown at the museum’s original location in Malibu, there could no more perfect a setting than the Getty Villa itself,  a recreation of one of the very estates—the Villa dei Papiri in nearby Herculaneum—destroyed in Mount […]