Richard Artschwager

Difficult to pin down, Richard Artschwager's style is never loyal to any one movement, but remains instead on the periphery of Conceptualism, Minimalism, and Pop Art. He challenges our preconceived ideas of two-dimensional imagery while also changing the way we think of three-dimensionality, utilizing everyday materials such as ceiling insulation and Formica in his creations. In his own words: "Space is an abstraction that grows naturally out of our looking at, looking into, looking through, walking, opening, closing, sitting, thinking about sitting, passing by."

With a degree in physics, a stint as a bank employee, and a manufacturer of simple furniture, Artschwager followed different paths to become the successful artist he is today. He has had major career surveys at institutions like the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; The Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany and the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. In 2002 he was inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 2006 received the prestigious Wolfgang Hahn Prize.

SHOWS

Articles

Lawrence Weiner On His Sensual Approach to Conceptual Art
A Few Questions for Sterling Lawrence
How to Pronounce Artists' Names, Vol. 5
6 Hudson Valley Art Destinations You Don’t Know
Artist Aura Rosenberg on Finding Inspiration
Photosculpture's Past, Present, and Future
Paul P. on His Slyly Seductive Paintings
10 Career-Boosting Artist Residencies to Know
The 2013 Artspace Special-Achievement Awards

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS