(United States of America 1925–2008)
62.2 x 55.9 x 33.0cm
In the 1950s Rauschenberg’s work took a very different direction to the abstract expressionism dominant in the United States at the time. Rauschenberg’s dada sensibility – inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s engagement with everyday life – showed him to have more in common with emerging movements in Europe. ‘Dylaby’ is typical of this sensibility. In 1962 Rauschenberg was the only American artist included in ‘Dylaby: dynamic labyrinth’, an experimental exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam based on artistic collaboration and installation works. The arrows pointing in opposite directions in ‘Dylaby’ may be Rauschenberg’s tongue-in-cheek response to the chaotic show involving such radical artists.
Wayne Tunnicliffe (New Zealand; Australia) (Editor), John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2011, 46, 49 (colour illus.).
'Kaldor and contemporary' by Wayne Tunnicliffe, pg.26-29, Look Apr 2011, Apr 2011, 26 (colour illus.), 27.
Julia Robinson (Author), New Realisms: 1957-1962, 2010.
Museum Tinguely (Switzerland) (Author), Robert Rauschenberg - Jean Tinguely. Collaborations, 2009, 72 (colour illus.),75, 79.
Paul Schimmel (Author), Robert Rauschenberg: combines, 2005, 190 (illus.). plate 164
Adam Free (Australia) (Author), Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 25 (colour illus.), 61.
Nicholas Baume (Australia) (Author), Museum of Contemporary Art (Australia, estab. 1989), From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, 1995, 11 (illus.), 18 (colour illus.). illustration on page 11 is an installation view of the 1963 Sonnabend exhibition
Henry Geldzahler (Author), Pop art: 1955-70, 1985, 65 (illus.).
'The art collectors 10. John Kaldor' by Daniel Thomas, pg.312-323, Art and Australia Mar 1971, Mar 1971, 314, 317 (colour illus.).
Andrew Forge (Author), Rauschenberg, 1969, (illus.). no.12
Sonnabend, Paris (France) (Author), Rauschenberg: premiere exposition (oeuvres 1954-1961), 1963.
Dylaby: Dynamisch labyrint, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Sep 1962–Sep 1962.
Rauschenberg: premiere exposition (oeuvres 1954-61), Sonnabend, Paris, 01 Feb 1963–16 Feb 1963.
Pop art: 1955-1970, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 Feb 1985–14 Apr 1985.
Pop art: 1955-1970, Queensland Art Gallery, 01 May 1985–02 Jun 1985.
Pop art: 1955-1970, National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], 26 Jun 1985–11 Aug 1985.
From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, 12 Dec 1995–17 Mar 1996.
Journey to Now: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, 18 Apr 2003–06 Jul 2003.
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20 Dec 2005–02 Apr 2006.
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 21 May 2006–11 Sep 2006.
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, 25 Oct 2006–21 Jan 2007.
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Moderna Museet, 17 Feb 2007–06 May 2007.
Robert Rauschenberg - Jean Tinguely. Collaborations, Museum Tinguely, 14 Oct 2009–17 Jan 2010.
New Realisms: 1957-1962, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 15 Jun 2010–04 Oct 2010.