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Title

Yellow visor glut

1989


Artist

Robert Rauschenberg

United States of America

22 Oct 1925 - 12 May 2008


About

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 at the Contemporary Arts Museum, 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.


Details


Date

1989


Media categories

Assemblage , Sculpture


Materials used

riveted metal parts


Dimensions

147.0 x 126.0 x 25.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

184.2010


Artist information

Robert Rauschenberg

Works in the collection

14


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


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'