b. 1923, Washington, DC
Richard Artschwager has been creating art – sculpture, painting, drawings, and other objects – since the early 1950s. His first solo exhibition was held at the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery in 1965. Since first coming onto the art scene, he has eluded stylistic labels.
Characterized as a Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual artist, he makes the visual comprehension of space and everyday objects that occupy it strangely unfamiliar, revealing the levels of deception involved in pictorial illusionism.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tate Modern, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY