Richard Artschwager

1923 - 2013

Died in New York (), born in Washington ().

Richard Artschwager is among the artists from the golden age of Pop Art in the 1960s, when he actively blurred the boundaries between sculpture and painting. His art objects later became an important reference for the post-minimal art of the 1980s. Artschwager is perhaps best known as a ‘furniture sculptor’. He conceives and executes all his work himself, with unmistakeable craftsmanship. His objects can be identified as pieces of contemporary furniture, but they always have imperfections and that makes them unfit for regular use. They simulate certain functions, but do not perform them. His whole oeuvre is marked by such ambiguities.

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