Richard Artschwager - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • “It’s intransitive. It’s opening with no objects; there is opening and there is closing, reflexive to the person that is doing the opening and closing… This thing illuminates a moment in our brief precious lives: an opening and a closing.”
    —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 12


Door (A. 12)

Formica and wood multiple with metal hardware.
17 x 25 1/8 x 4 in. (43.2 x 63.8 x 10.2 cm)
Signed and numbered 'AP 6' in black ink on a label affixed to the reverse (an artist's proof, the edition was 25), published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York.

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$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $1,397

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023