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Richard Artschwager
Corner Piece
Corner Piece
1992
On display
In 1966, Richard Artschwager made the first of a long series of sculptures that reproduce, in three-dimensions, punctuation marks borrowed from written language. Some are on a human scale, others are placed on pedestals and still others take the form of sculptural reliefs on the wall. Made from wood or Formica, an industrial material frequently used by the artist, they combine elements of Conceptual art, Minimalism, Surrealism and Pop. Artschwager selects signs associated with the emotional role of language. Humorous, and with a certain sensuality, they literally punctuate the exhibition space. Despite being transformed into physical objects that are totally removed from their original linguistic context, they have not lost their exclamatory power. In this way the artist turns the space into an anonymous voice that,somehow, implicates everyone.
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original title
Corner Piece
year of acquisition
2001
type of object
Sculpture
dimensions
90.2 x 38.1 x 11.4 cm
Copyright
© Richard Artschwager, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.1708
date
1992
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Formica, wood and metal
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Private long-term loan, Barcelona
original title
Corner Piece
registration number
R.1708
date
1992
year of acquisition
2001
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Sculpture
media
Formica, wood and metal
dimensions
90.2 x 38.1 x 11.4 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Private long-term loan, Barcelona
Copyright
© Richard Artschwager, VEGAP, Barcelona
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