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Rome is still falling

Nov 24, 2022 – May 21, 2023
Solo Exhibition

In 1961, at twenty-three, Robert Smithson (1938-1973)  travelled to Rome for his solo show of religious-themed paintings at George Lester Gallery. During his stay in Rome, Smithson was able to further explore his interest in Western history—in what he described as byzantine art, ideas of archetype, myth, and anthropomorphism, and what he named the “façade of catholicism”. This period is also marked by what Smithson described as an artistic and spiritual “inner crisis”.