Robert Rauschenberg: Skateboards Overdrive Triptych
Why We Chose This
With Overdrive, Rauschenberg juxtaposes the natural and man-made elements of American urban life, from birds to street signs to the Statue of Liberty, foreshadowing the jumble, chaos, and noise of the modern world. Rauschenberg is represented in the Museum's collection, and was the subject of a MoMA Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends in 2017, showcasing 250 pieces from six decades.
In or Related to MoMA's Collection
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Robert Rauschenberg's 1963 Overdrive collage, with its juxtapositions of nature and American urban life, foreshadows the chaotic modern working world. This limited edition skateboard triptych of 300 features details from the work. Rauschenberg is an artist represented in MoMA's collection.