BARTON, Nancy

Description

Mummy and Dada
C-Print
Two Panels: 24 1/2 x 17"(a,c) each and central panel 27 1/4 x 17" (b)
In this triptych Nancy Barton makes a pun between the phrase “mom and dad” and mummy and dada. Like a child that rebels against her parents, Barton rebels against Dada, the pivotal avant-garde art movement from the early 20th c. that emphasized the absurd. By writing derogatory things in the books of famous French authors, George Ribemont-Dessaignes and Francis Picabia, both associated with Dada, Barton registers her disdain for the movement.

Date

1999

Creator

BARTON, Nancy
United States, b. 1957

Source

Gift of Laurence A. Rickels

Identifier

2011.004.010a-c

Citation

BARTON, Nancy and United States, b. 1957, “BARTON, Nancy,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed June 25, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4062.