Richard Artschwager, ‘UNTITLED (from Rubber Stamp Portfolio)’, 1976, Alpha 137 Gallery
Richard Artschwager, ‘UNTITLED (from Rubber Stamp Portfolio)’, 1976, Alpha 137 Gallery
Richard Artschwager, ‘UNTITLED (from Rubber Stamp Portfolio)’, 1976, Alpha 137 Gallery

Mixed Media in Envelope
Publisher: Parasol Press Ltd., New York, New York
Printer: Catherine Kord
Stamps: T.S. Buck
Distributor: The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Here is the Limited Edition, pencil numbered print by renowned artist Richard Artschwager. This work was originally part of the popular 1970s "Rubber Stamp" portfolio, numbered 642/1000 commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art and published by Parasol Press. The complete Rubber Stamp Portfolio is comprised of 13 rubber stamp prints, in black and white and color, from the artists Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Daniel Buren, Chuck Close, Barry LeVa, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Don Nice, Myron Stout, Tom Wesselmann, and Joe Zucker.

It is numbered on the verso with the artist's name stamped by T.S. Buck, and the print is housed in its original portfolio sleeve/envelope, which is desirable, as they often separated for framing. Never framed; the print is in fine condition; the outer envelope has gentle overall wear.

Signature: bears the artist stamped name and numbered 642/1000 on the verso.

Publisher: Parasol Press Ltd. New York

The Museum of Modern Art

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.

Solo Shows

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