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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 On Artsy

2015
MAI 36 POP-UP - WUNDERKAMMER, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2014
Richard Artschwager: No More Running Man, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2013
Richard Artschwager!, Hammer Museum
2012
Richard Artschwager - The Desert, David Nolan Gallery, New York
2012
Richard Artschwager, Gagosian Gallery, Rome

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Richard Artschwager: No More Running Man, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2013
Richard Artschwager!, Hammer Museum
2012
Richard Artschwager - The Desert, David Nolan Gallery, New York
2012
Richard Artschwager, Gagosian Gallery, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Pop Réal, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
2015
MAI 36 POP-UP - WUNDERKAMMER, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2014
CLEAR, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2013
Sculpture after Artschwager, David Nolan Gallery, New York
2012
David Nolan at Frieze New York 2012, David Nolan Gallery, New York
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