An image of Air ration winter glut

Robert Rauschenberg

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

Air ration winter glut

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.

Year
1987
Media
Assemblage, Sculpture
Medium
riveted metal parts
Dimensions
120.0 x 159.0 x 33.0 cm
Credit
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Accession number
L2011.78
Copyright
© Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney