Richard Artschwager - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • “It’s giving some ballast to this thing here (time) that weights nothing and is being calculated by a quartz movement that weights like a feather, giving some substance to that- actually quite a lot.”
    —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 18


Time Piece (A. 18)

Formica and enamel on wood multiple, with aluminum and clock mechanism.
25 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (64.8 x 59.1 x 13.3 cm)
Signed and numbered '19' in black ink on a label affixed to the reverse (from the edition of 30, there were also some artist's proofs), co-published by Brooke Alexander Editions and Castelli Graphics, New York.

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$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $1,270

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023