NEO-DADA

Dates: 1955-1965

Origin: United States

Key Artists: Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly

Term sometimes applied to the work of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in New York in the late 1950s because of their use of collage, assemblage and found materials, and their apparently anti-aesthetic agenda (see Dada). At the time there were also strong echoes of Dada in Environments and Happenings. The term has some justification due to the presence in New York of the great French Dada artist Marcel Duchamp whose ideas were becoming increasingly influential.

“Neo-Dada.” Tate.org.uk. Tate.org.uk. 12 March 2010. <http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=187&gt;

Jasper Johns

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