Considered one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th Century, Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) has produced many interdisciplinary works, which push the boundaries of his vision into various genres. From January 26th to March 4th, Lower East Side’s Rooster Gallery will exhibit Marx’s fine art, including 12 compositions of indian-ink on paper, and the show stopper Tablecloth — a 12-foot-long cotton tablecloth Max designed for a friend’s dining table. The piece further reveals Marx’s continuous contemplation of forms, which is also ubiquitous in his landscape. Immortalized in some of the most iconic landscape architecture in Brazil, such as the Flamengo Park, and the Copacabana Promenade, Marx’s work has become an indispensable element of Rio de Janeiro’s visual culture.
Image credits: Augusto de Campos, Tablecloth, 1985, fabric paint on cloth, 141 x 59 inches; Roberto Burle Marx, Garden Design Saenz Peña Square Plan, Rio de Janeiro, 1948. Gouache on paper, 24 3/8 x 40″ (61.9 x 101.6 cm); Roberto Burle Marx, Copacabana Promenade Plan, Rio de Janeiro, 1974; Bruno Veiga, Calçadão 2, photo; Bruno Veiga, Calçadão, photo.