Richard Artschwager, ‘Zeno's Paradox’, 2004, Phillips

Image: 11 3/4 x 16 in. (29.8 x 40.6 cm)
Sheet: 19 x 22 in. (48.3 x 55.9 cm)
Box: 25 x 22 x 5 in. (63.5 x 55.9 x 12.7 cm)

Signature: All signed, dated, and annotated 'EXP' in pencil (an exhibition proof, the edition was 25 and 10 artist's proofs), also signed, dated and annotated 'Ex. P.' on a label on the box

Publisher: Brooke Alexander, New York

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.