artist
Richard Artschwager
birth
Washington, United States, 1923
death
Albany, United States, 9-2-2013
last update
27-03-2024
Richard Artschwager (Washington, 1923 – Albany, 2013) studied science and mathematics before becoming part of the art world. His sculptural works question art’s conventions and its construction of meaning. Influenced by artists such as Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg and Malcolm Morley, and close to the aesthetics of Pop, at the beginning of the seventies he developed his own style incorporating Formica and an industrial material used to cover ceilings and walls known as Celotex. Challenging conventions in painting and sculpture, he produced sculptures and furniture-sculpture, and painted or rubber-coated sculptural forms that he called ‘blps’. Artschwager began using pictures from newspapers and magazines to reproduce blurry portraits, home interiors and architecture symptomatic of the American lifestyle. He regularly exhibited from the mid-sixties. Among the retrospectives devoted to his work are the Whitney Museum of American Art (1988, 2012); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1989); the Neues Museum, Nuremberg (2001); and the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (2002). His work is in numerous collections such as MoMA, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and MACBA, Barcelona.
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Untitled (1000 Cubic inches)
1996
Richard Artschwager
Bristle Corner
1995
Richard Artschwager
Caixa de fusta (piano)
1994
Richard Artschwager
Columna de fusta
1994
Richard Artschwager
Corner Exclamation Point
1993
Richard Artschwager
Port
1991
Richard Artschwager
Four Approximate Objects
1991
Richard Artschwager
Chair/Chair
1990
Richard Artschwager
Bookends
1990
Richard Artschwager
Hairbox
1990
Richard Artschwager
Hair Blp
1989
Richard Artschwager
Klock
1989
Richard Artschwager
Rubber Blp
1989
Richard Artschwager
Time Piece
1989
Richard Artschwager
Mirror
1988
Richard Artschwager
Brush Blp
1988
Richard Artschwager
Book
1987
Richard Artschwager
Door
1987
Richard Artschwager
Fractal
1987
Richard Artschwager
Pregunta I
1983
Richard Artschwager
Pregunta III
1983
Richard Artschwager
Study for 'Pregunta I'
1983
Richard Artschwager
Book Study
1982
Richard Artschwager
Exclamation Point
1980
Richard Artschwager
Yes/No Ball
1974
Richard Artschwager
Untitled (Box with Five Drawers)
1971
Richard Artschwager
Glassdrop
1969
Richard Artschwager
Locations
1969
Richard Artschwager
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