Richard Artschwager, ‘Untitled (Quotation Marks)’, 1980, Christie's


Each signed and dated in black pen on the reverse and inscribed 'A/P' (an artist's proof, the edition was 25), published by Multiples, Inc., New York, generally in good condition
Each: 14 x 10 ¼ x 2 in. (356 x 260 x 51 mm.)

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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.