An image of Dylaby

Robert Rauschenberg

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

Dylaby

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1962
Media
Assemblage, Sculpture
Medium
oil on rubber tyre and packing case timber, iron nails
Dimensions
62.2 x 55.9 x 33.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated verso, ".../ 1962/ Robert Rauschenberg".
Credit
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Accession number
L2011.79
Copyright
© Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney