Richard Artschwager - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  •  “There have been a few books, but this one was clearly generated by the choice of material. I took two sheets [of formica], stuck them face to face in a vise and bent them out; that inflected the lined and put them on a gradient: head-on to tangent. It all happened in a minute.”
    —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 10


Book (A. 10)

Formica and wood multiple, with a green felt underside.
5 x 20 x 12 in. (12.7 x 50.8 x 30.5 cm)
Signed and numbered 'A/P 3' in black ink on a label affixed to the underside (one of 4 artist's proofs, the edition was 40), published by Brooke Alexander, New York to benefit the New Museum, New York.

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$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,556

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023