Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Germano Celant. Text by Richard Artschwager.
Edited by legendary curator Germano Celant, this is the largest exhibition catalog and the most exhaustive book yet published on the American artist Richard Artschwager (1923-2013). Featuring a detailed illustrated chronology that runs throughout the book, and showcasing his work in all mediums from drawing and painting to sculpture, it emphasizes how Artschwager’s artwork occupied a fruitful and unique mid-ground between pop, conceptualism and minimalism. His best-known works offer a flat, pop-style representation of utilitarian entities such as tables and chairs, finding in furniture “a human quality,” and deploying industrial materials such as Formica, Celotex, acrylic paint and aluminum. These qualities are countered with an attention to pure geometric form and painterly illusionism, resulting in handcrafted paintings, drawings and sculptures celebrating materiality and shape. The plates are accompanied by texts from the artist and excerpts from an interview by Paul Cummings.
Published by David Nolan Gallery. Text by Alexi Worth.
Described variously as Minimalist, Conceptualist, Pop and (more recently) proto-Neo-Geo, Richard Artschwager's art has long defied easy categorization, a sure sign that he has been doing something right. His career as a sculptor and draughtsman has playfully engaged issues of surface, material, object and function to pose repeatedly the Duchampian question: what constitutes an art object? Objects as Images of Objects is a 40-year survey of drawings in charcoal, ink and pastel, from the 1960s to the present, by an artist for whom drawing has remained primary, a spine of continuity throughout his many preoccupations. The diversity of imagery contained in these works on paper--including colorfully surreal landscapes and ambiguous shapes and objects that wreak havoc with cognition, sometimes floating on a sheet or arranged in different perspectives, other times taken from photographs and newspapers--reflect the artist's highly idiosyncratic approach to image-making.
PUBLISHER David Nolan Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 128 pgs / 60 color / 2 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/28/2010 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 128
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780977171446TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by Richard Artschwager. Edited by Peter Noever. Contributions by John Yau. Text by Jàrg Heiser, Anthony Vidler.
One of the pioneers of contemporary object and installation art, Richard Artschwager's three-dimensional paintings and two-dimensional sculptures wittily evoke associations with commonplace objects such as furniture and household appliances. Accompanying essays consider Artschwager's artistic development, the meaning of surface quality in his work, and his place within the context of relevant art movements.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 7.25 in. / 253 pgs / 115 color / 172 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/2/2002 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883755724SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00