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Title

Air ration winter glut

1987

Artist

Robert Rauschenberg

United States of America

22 Oct 1925 - 12 May 2008

  • Details

    Date
    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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2011.78
    Copyright
    © Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Robert Rauschenberg

    Works in the collection

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  • 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 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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