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'54-'64: Painting and Sculpture of a Decade

'54-'64: Painting and Sculpture of a Decade

'54-'64: Painting and Sculpture of a Decade
Apr - Jun 1964, Tate Gallery, London
Curator: Alan Bowness, Lawrence Gowing, Philip James, nominated by the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation, which initiated the exhibition.
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June 20, 1964, the 32. Venice Biennial opened, introducing Europe to Pop Art, and awarding the American Robert Rauschenberg as the first American artist the Gran Premio.
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54/64 closed and June 28, 1964: documenta III opened, this same day!
The 54/64 exhibition's selection of 169 artists (see all artists on the artist-info page of Tate Gallery, and of the curators) to showcase a decade was applauded as well as criticized, as a stylish experiment. Why was Jackson Pollock present only with one single inadequate work, like Pablo Picasso, while Richard Diebenkorn, Dine, Hockney, Jones, Lichtenstein, and Rauschenberg were celebrated with several works: Rauschenbergs 6 paintings covered 18 times more wall space than Pollock.

Birth of the Cool

After 50 years the curator's selection proofs to not have been this wrong.
Jackson Pollock was reestablished as well,
not only with Bice Curiger's
Birth of the Cool in Jun - Sep, 1997 at Kunsthaus Zürich.
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