Major Survey Exhibition of Artist Jésus Rafael Soto: 1955 to 2004 at Haunch of Venison

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NEW YORK, NY.- Together with the Estate of Jésus Rafael Soto, Haunch of Venison presents a major survey exhibition of the Venezuelan artist (1923 – 2005) from May 6th to July 1st 2011. This is the first substantial exhibition of the artist in New York since his 1974 solo show at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York which later traveled to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. Soto is recognized as one of the most important and influential Latin American artists of the 20th century and is also widely regarded as a major figure in the Group Zero movement. In the 1950s and 1960s his collaboration with Group Zero artists, including Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Gunther Uecker, Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Jean Tinguely, made him part of an unprecedented artistic exchange which stressed unity on an intellectual and creative level. This international dialogue transcended political borders as arti