Richard Artschwager - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “They can live in either domain [of functional or sculptural]; in either case, it’s a book or in neither case it’s a book. It’s this is a book both times.”
    —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 21


Bookends (A. 21)

Two formica on wood multiples.
both 6 5/8 x 4 x 6 in. (16.8 x 10.2 x 15.2 cm)
Both stamped with initials, dated and numbered 'A.P. 10' and 'A' and 'B' respectively on bronze circular plaques on the undersides (one of 10 artist's proofs, the edition was 50), published by Brooke Alexander Editions, 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