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Richard Artschwager, ‘Cabinet, USA’, 1960s, Rago
Richard Artschwager, ‘Cabinet, USA’, 1960s, Rago
Richard Artschwager, ‘Cabinet, USA’, 1960s, Rago

Signature: Unmarked

About Richard Artschwager

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.

American, 1923-2013, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Highlights

2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at Seattle Art Fair 2015
2015
Gagosian - Lidia Andich, 
Seattle,
Seattle Art Fair 2015

Solo Shows

2013
The National Exemplar, 
New York,
Richard Artschwager, Arch, Drum, Self Portrait

Group Shows

2016
Philadelphia,
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at Seattle Art Fair 2015
2015
Gagosian - Lidia Andich, 
Seattle,
Seattle Art Fair 2015
2014
Beverly Hills,

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art at Wopart Lugano
View Artist's CV