Mummy and Dada
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.
United States, b. 1957
Gift of Laurence A. Rickels
BARTON, Nancy and United States, b. 1957, “BARTON, Nancy,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed March 23, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4062.