- Media categories
- Sculpture , Assemblage
- Materials used
- oil on rubber tyre and packing case timber, iron nails
62.2 x 55.9 x 33.0 cm
a - tyre, 55 cm (21 5/8")
a - tyre, 55 cm (21 5/8")
a - tyre, 12 cm (4 3/4"), Top of tyre
a - tyre, 20 cm (7 7/8"), Bottom of tyre
b - wood panel, 59 cm (23 1/4")
b - wood panel, 35.5 cm (14")
b - wood panel, 4.5 cm (1 3/4"), Top of wooden panel
b - wood panel, 2 cm (13/16"), Majority of wooden panel
- Signature & date
Signed and dated Certificate of authenticity u.c. verso, black pen "ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG/ ... 1962/ .../ ..." and c. verso, blue pen ".../ .../... 1962/ ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG".
- Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- 20th-century galleries (lower level 1)
- Accession number
- © Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Shown in 13 exhibitions
Dylaby: dynamisch labyrint, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Sep 1962–Sep 1962
Rauschenberg, Sonnabend, Paris, Paris, 25 Jan 1963–28 Feb 1963
Cinquante ans de "collages", Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Etienne, 1964–1964
Pop art, nouveau realisme, etc, Palais des Beaux Arts, Belgium, 05 Feb 1965–01 Mar 1965
Pop art: 1955-1970, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Feb 1985–14 Apr 1985
Pop art: 1955-1970, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 01 May 1985–02 Jun 1985
Pop art: 1955-1970, National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne, 26 Jun 1985–11 Aug 1985
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
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 20 Dec 2005–02 Apr 2006
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 21 May 2006–11 Sep 2006
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, France, 25 Oct 2006–21 Jan 2007
Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 17 Feb 2007–06 May 2007
Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Tinguely: collaborations, Museum Tinguely, Basel, 14 Oct 2009–17 Jan 2010
New realisms: 1957-1962, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 15 Jun 2010–04 Oct 2010
Pop to popism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Nov 2014–01 Mar 2015
Some mysterious process, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Jun 2020–13 Sep 2020
20th-Century galleries Rehang (Lower Level 1), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Aug 2022–2023
Referenced in 14 publications
Maurice Allemand, Cinquante ans de "collages" : papiers colles, assemblages, collages, du cubisme a nos jours, Saint-Etienne, 1964, (illus.). cat.no. 326
Lawrence Alloway (Editor), Art International, Zurich, Jan 1963, 21 (illus.). illustration for Sonnabend 'Rauschenberg' exhibition
Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, 'John Kaldor: public patron/ private collector', pg.9-77, Sydney, 1995, 11 (illus.), 18 (colour illus.). illustration on page 11 is an installation view of the 1963 Sonnabend exhibition
Andrew Forge, Rauschenberg, New York, 1969, (illus.). no.12
Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 25 (colour illus.), 61.
Henry Geldzahler, Pop art: 1955-70, Sydney, 1985, 65 (illus.).
Palais des Beaux Arts, Pop art, nouveau realisme, etc, Brussels, 1965.
Julia Robinson, New realisms: 1957-1962, Madrid, 2010.
Paul Schimmel, Robert Rauschenberg: combines, Los Angeles, 2005, 190 (illus.). plate 164
Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'The art collectors 10. John Kaldor', pg.312-323, Sydney, Mar 1971, 314, 317 (colour illus.).
Wayne Tunnicliffe, Pop to popism, 'The future is now: origins of pop art', pg. 17-33, Sydney, 2014, 21, 32 (colour illus.).
Wayne Tunnicliffe, Look, 'Kaldor and contemporary', pg.26-29, Sydney, Apr 2011, 26 (colour illus.), 27.
Wayne Tunnicliffe', John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Robert Rauschenberg', pg.44-61, Sydney, 2011, 46, 49 (colour illus.).
Roland Wetzel and Annja Müller-Alsbach (Curators), Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Tinguely: collaborations, 'Dylaby', pg.72-79, Bielefeld, 2009, 72 (colour illus.),75, 79.
Other works by Robert Rauschenberg
See all 14 works