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42 x 25 inches
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b. 1923, Washington, DC
Working across all media, Richard Artschwager has long specialized in the relationship between perception and deception. His print Liebspaar (Lovers), 2005, hints at two lovers embracing, and is drawn from a series of works in which the artist focuses on a material he has used throughout his career to explore the tactility of the visual experience: rubberized horsehair. The work allows for what the artist has called a “perfect imprecision.” A material commonly found in upholstery, rubberized horsehair is typically hidden from view underneath the soft edges of a sofa. Artschwager reverses the relationship between an object and its raw materials, asking the inner-body of an object to become its own surface. His hairy silhouettes of life-size human figures seem to dance, float, climb, and rejoice; yet they remain faceless and out of reach. With forms that manage to be both recognizable and nameless at the same time, Artschwager toys with our sense of perception.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONSCorcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCMusée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILMuseum of Modern Art, New York, NYTate Modern, London, EnglandWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
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