Al Taylor
American, 1948-1999
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
David Zwirner at ZⓈONAMACO 2018,
David Zwirner
Jahn und Jahn
Jahn und Jahn

Al Taylor, who began as a painter and also worked as a set design assistant and studio assistant to Robert Rauschenberg, made drawings and sculptures that blurred the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional space. A 1980 trip to Africa, where he saw children fashioning toys from trash, inspired him to make constructions out of materials like broomsticks, wood slats, wire, and Styrofoam. Pet Stain Removal Device #1 (1988–89) is typical of Taylor's humor—a piece of plywood painted with a black "stain" is suspended from a wood and aluminum contraption. Taylor is also known for bringing charm and humor to the austerity of Process Art.