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Taste of the Modern: Rothko, Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, Kline

October 11, 2007 – September 14, 2008
Claes Oldenburg, Hamburger with Pickle and Ochre (detail), 1960. Muslin soaked in plaster over wire frame, painted with enamel, 7 x 9 x 9 inches. Image courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The Panza Collection.
Visitors pause to enjoy a 1957 painting by Mark Rothko, No. 46 [Black, Ochre, Red Over Red]. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

As part of a special loan from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, six important works by four major American artists of the 1950s and 1960s were on view at the Nasher Museum for one year, showcasing America’s creative energies in Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Included: an abstract sublime painting by Mark Rothko, No. 46 [Black, Ochre, Red Over Red] (1957); two combine paintings by Robert Rauschenberg, Painting with Grey Wing (1958), and Slow Fall (1961); two sculptures by Claes Oldenburg, Pie à la Mode (1962) and Hamburger with Pickle and Olive (1962); and Frans Kline’s gestural “action painting” Hazelton (1957), named for a town south of his hometown in Pennsylvania.

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