Yellow visor glut
United States of America
22 Oct 1925 - 12 May 2008
In the late 1980s, after touring extensively around the world, Rauschenberg returned to his studio on Captiva Island in Florida where he began making his ‘glut’ series. The inspiration for this series was the recession that hit Texas in the 1980s due to an oil glut on the global financial market. In 1985 Rauschenberg held a major exhibition in Houston and while driving to the museum noticed all the scrap metal and car wrecks littering the Texan roadsides. The works in the ‘glut’ series are made out of car parts, containers and road signs that are assembled or twisted into poetic and elegant shapes.
riveted metal parts
147.0 x 126.0 x 25.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
© Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts, Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, Chicago, 12 Oct 1990–24 Nov 1990
1991 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, United States of America, 02 Apr 1991–16 Jun 1991
From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 12 Dec 1995–17 Mar 1996
Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 18 Apr 2003–06 Jul 2003
Referenced in 5 publications
Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Sydney, 1995, 20 (colour illus.), 86.
Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 33 (colour illus.), 61.
Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts, Chicago, 1990, (colour illus.). as 'Untitled'
Wayne Tunnicliffe', John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Robert Rauschenberg', pg.44-61, Sydney, 2011, 47,61 (colour illus.).
Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art: 1991 Biennial Exhibition, New York, 1991, 224 (colour illus.). as 'Yellow visor'