Richard Artschwager - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • “They are otherworldly flawless. As if they had been generated by numbers, but the origin is like a glacial pebble, rolled, fondled, tumbled for hundreds of years until there is not a ripple.”
    —Richard Artschwager


    Artschwager's multiples offer visual and analytical contradictions, subversively engaging simultaneously with the vernaculars of Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptualism: the Pop derivation from utilitarian objects, the Minimal application of industrial materials, and the Conceptual impulse to engage with the ideological structures of language. Twisting established dichotomies of artistic and industrial production, Artschwager blurs the line between what is faux versus real, handmade versus manufactured, functional versus useless, and ordinary object versus high art.

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      Brooke Alexander 22


Four Approximate Objects (A. 22)

Mahogany, formica and brass box multiple with green flocking and four chrome-plated brass objects.
overall open 13 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 13 in. (34.3 x 36.8 x 33 cm)
overall closed 13 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (34.3 x 36.8 x 8.9 cm)

Signed and numbered 'AP/3' in black ink on a label affixed to the underside (an artist's proof, the edition was 30), co-published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York and Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica.

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$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $2,540

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023