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Richard Wentworth

British, b. 1947

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Richard Wentworth

British, b. 1947

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Associated with the New British Sculpture movement since the end of the 1970s, Richard Wentworth operates in what he has termed a "readymade landscape," transforming everyday objects such as tables, light bulbs, ladders, and buckets into new assemblages. His work frequently employs wordplay and association to subvert our conventional systems of classification, as in Mode-module-modular (2004), in which the iconic modernist Eames coat rack is attached to a standard wooden wine crate, creating a sculptural pairing of colored spheres and holes that resembles a child's toy.

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Serpentine Galleries, and 2 more
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Biography

Associated with the New British Sculpture movement since the end of the 1970s, Richard Wentworth operates in what he has termed a "readymade landscape," transforming everyday objects such as tables, light bulbs, ladders, and buckets into new assemblages. His work frequently employs wordplay and association to subvert our conventional systems of classification, as in Mode-module-modular (2004), in which the iconic modernist Eames coat rack is attached to a standard wooden wine crate, creating a sculptural pairing of colored spheres and holes that resembles a child's toy.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 4 more
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