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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Platzmöbel [Place Furnitu...
Richard Artschwager, Platzmöbel [Place Furniture], 1993. Sculpture, wood, steel, acrylic, formica, 172 x 120.7 x 2.5 cm, 155 x 167 x 5 cm.
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The collection XXXII – Pe...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
2013 was the ‘year of the collection’. Two large exhibitions and an extensive book put the contents of the M HKA collection on the map and po
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public