Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager

28th Mar 2011

Every now and then I discover another artist I probably should have been aware of: Richard Artschwager.

Born in America in 1923, Artschwager started out as a cabinet maker. This informed a lot of his early sculptural work, which by 1965 had attracted much attention with it's close links to Pop Art. By the seventies he was painting too. It's this combination of approaches which really resonates with me:

Sculpture is for the touch, painting is for the eye. I wanted to make a sculpture for the eye, and a painting for the touch.

Here's a few eye-catching pieces:

Richard Artschwager Chair
Chair
Richard Artschwager Untitled
Untitled
Richard Artschwager Description of Table
Description of Table
Richard Artschwager Bookcase III
Bookcase III
Richard Artschwager Chair
Chair
Richard Artschwager Single Dinner
Single Dinner
Rchard Artschwager Pianofart
Pianofart
Richard Artschwager Chair
Chair
Richard Artschwager Door
Door

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