A bedsheet hand-printed with a rubber laundry stamp, a taxidermied bald eagle affixed to a canvas, a car compacted by a hydraulic press—these are just some of the repurposed materials used by international artists working from the mid-1950s to early 1960s. Sculptors, choreographers, composers, and painters blended their practices and challenged categorization by incorporating readymade goods, symbols, and even trash into their works. Collaboration reigned as friends and lovers from various fields worked with one another to expand the meaning of art to include the world around it.
- MoMA, Floor 4, 408 The David Geffen Wing
21 works online
Arne ArnbomSwedish, 1922–19751 exhibition, 1 work online
Ruth AsawaAmerican, 1926–20136 exhibitions, 57 works online
Romare BeardenAmerican, 1911–198821 exhibitions, 21 works online
Lee BontecouAmerican, born 193141 exhibitions, 57 works online
César (César Baldaccini)French, 1921–199811 exhibitions, 9 works online
- There are 19 artists in this collection gallery online.