Walk through the Garden and look at the world through the eyes of the artist. The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden trails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery.
Known around the world and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and their relationship with the sky, sun, and universe. Here’s all the information you need.
Rotraut-Klein Moquay (born 1938) is a German-French visual artist. She was once married with French artist Yves Klein. Rotraut’s sculptures and paintings have been displayed frequently at Art Basel in both Switzerland and in the US. In 2018, Rotraut’s work was featured in an exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Many of her works have been sold at auction, including the sculpture UNTITLED which sold for $225,000 at Sotheby’s.
Rotraut specializes in a distinct non-objective style that is nonetheless grounded in organic shapes, oftentimes having a real connection to the world.
Where: Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Admission: Included with membership or Garden admission
When: October 7, 2022 – May 14, 2023
Featured image by Lauren H @lhornsbae