Richard Artschwager, ‘Brush’, 1968, Sculpture, Wood and brush bristles, Yale University Art Gallery
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Richard Artschwager

Brush, 1968

Wood and brush bristles
5 × 10 × 5 in
12.7 × 25.4 × 12.7 cm
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Image provided by Yale University Art Gallery / © Richard Artschwager / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Richard Artschwager
American, 1923–2013
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American painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager’s work has been classified as Pop Art due to the work’s derivation from utilitarian objects; Minimalist, in reference to Artschwager’s use of reductive geometric forms; and Conceptual in describing the cerebral quality of the work. However, Artschwager often sought to confound such art-historical categories and challenge the relationship between perception and illusion. Artschwager’s early career as a furniture designer is evident in his later sculpture, which often mimicked the forms of furniture, employed synthetic materials such as Formica, and invoked a Minimalist aesthetic, probing the distinction between art and design. The artist’s late-career work alluded to current political issues through the appropriation or depiction of mass media imagery, such as in his portraits of George W. Bush and Trent Lott.

Richard Artschwager, ‘Brush’, 1968, Sculpture, Wood and brush bristles, Yale University Art Gallery
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Richard Artschwager
American, 1923–2013
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American painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager’s work has been classified as Pop Art due to the work’s derivation from utilitarian objects; Minimalist, in reference to Artschwager’s use of reductive geometric forms; and Conceptual in describing the cerebral quality of the work. However, Artschwager often sought to confound such art-historical categories and challenge the relationship between perception and illusion. Artschwager’s early career as a furniture designer is evident in his later sculpture, which often mimicked the forms of furniture, employed synthetic materials such as Formica, and invoked a Minimalist aesthetic, probing the distinction between art and design. The artist’s late-career work alluded to current political issues through the appropriation or depiction of mass media imagery, such as in his portraits of George W. Bush and Trent Lott.

Richard Artschwager

Brush, 1968

Wood and brush bristles
5 × 10 × 5 in
12.7 × 25.4 × 12.7 cm
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