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An image of Air ration winter glut by Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

(United States of America 22 Oct 1925 – 12 May 2008)

Title
Air ration winter glut
Year
1987
Media categories
Assemblage, Sculpture
Materials used
riveted metal parts
Dimensions

120.0 x 159.0 x 33.0 cm

Credit
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Accession number
L2011.78
Copyright
© Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (3)

Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Sydney, 1995, 53 (colour illus.), 86.

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Newtown, Apr 2011, cover (colour illus.).

Wayne Tunnicliffe', John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Robert Rauschenberg', pg.44-61, Sydney, 2011, 44 (colour illus.), 47, 58-59 (colour illus.). illustration on page 44 is a detail

Exhibition history (1)

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