Richard Artschwager, ‘Desert Sun’, 2012, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pastel on paper, David Nolan Gallery
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Richard Artschwager

Desert Sun, 2012

Pastel on paper
19 3/4 × 25 1/2 in
50.2 × 64.8 cm
.
$20,000 - 30,000
Location
New York, Los Angeles
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Hand-signed by artist, signed and dated 'Artschwager 2012', lower right recto
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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, ‘Desert Sun’, 2012, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pastel on paper, David Nolan Gallery
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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist, signed and dated 'Artschwager 2012', lower right recto
Price ranges of medium-sized works on paper by Richard Artschwager
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$30,000–$31,500
This work
$0
$51,000+
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

Desert Sun, 2012

Pastel on paper
19 3/4 × 25 1/2 in
50.2 × 64.8 cm
.
$20,000 - 30,000
Location
New York, Los Angeles
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