Richard Artschwager - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • “[My] punctuation pieces were wanting to inflect objects and spaces the way real punctuation inflects the abstract objects and spaces of written language.”
    —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.

    • Literature

      Ars Publicata, Richard Artschwager, 2006.01


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Rubberized horsehair, paint, and masonite multiple.
upper element 21 3/4 x 8 x 1 in. (55.2 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm)
lower element 5 x 5 x 1 in. (12.7 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm)

Both elements signed, the dot with initials, the line dated, both numbered 'AP 6/6' in white paint on the reverse (an artist's proof, the edition was 12), published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York.

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$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $5,080

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023