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An image of Zurich pool glut by Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

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

Title
Zurich pool glut
Year
1988
Media categories
Assemblage, Sculpture
Materials used
assembled metal parts
Dimensions

72.5 x 48.0 x 32.0 cm

Credit
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Accession number
L2012.17
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.

M. Knoedler and Co, New York, Robert Rauschenberg: works, New York, 1989, 15 (colour illus.). cat.no.4

Wayne Tunnicliffe', John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Robert Rauschenberg', pg.44-61, Sydney, 2011, 60 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Rauschenberg - photographs and gluts, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, 15 Sep 1988–31 Oct 1988

Robert Rauschenberg: works, M. Knoedler and Co, New York, 01 Nov 1989–30 Nov 1989

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