Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager (1923-2013, United States) was a painter, illustrator and sculptor active since the 1960s. Artschwager is known primarily for his sculptures, which create a simple and colourful geometric abstraction of images derived from consumer culture, especially of furniture, interiors, and the living environments of the middle classes. In the 1990s, Artschwager used plywood and planks of coarse wood to create a series of sculptures that look like crates for transporting artworks and other valuable objects. Artschwager’s work touches upon many themes, and despite being active in the three leading art movements of the last decades – minimalistic art, Pop art, and conceptual art – he is not associated with any one of them in particular.

Related exhibition: Potent Wilderness

 

Richard Artschwager, Coffin, 1995, Plywood with screws and brackets

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