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

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  • “Where the mantel clock uses its arms to architecturally stabilize time and keep it anchored to the ground, the Klock has wings – it’s a strange bird caught in flight... it is the essence of time frozen into a stationary object. But you can’t really freeze time – the Klock keeps on ticking.” – 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 15


Klock (A. 15)

Formica and enamel on wood multiple, with clock mechanism.
7 1/4 x 43 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (18.4 x 109.5 x 9.5 cm)
Signed in black ink and numbered 19/25 (printed) on a label affixed to the reverse (there were also some artist's proofs), published by Artists Space, New York, in celebration of their 15th anniversary.

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$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $1,905

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023