Richard Artschwager!

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Richard Artschwager!
Hardcover. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012. 256 pages. 210 illus.
In Richard Artschwager! the breadth of the artist's idealistic, diverse work, and unconventional materials, such as Formica, rubberized hair, and Celotex, is fully illustrated and explored for the first time. Four essays illuminate previously unaddressed aspects of Richard Artschwager's work, including his response to life in the age of mechanical reproduction, the relationship of his work to mainstream art, and his later work's connection with Post-Impressionism. These texts, along with new photographs, previously unpublished archival images, and details of his materials, offer a compelling look at one of the most singular artists of the 20th century. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Richard Artschwager! which was on view at the Whitney Museum October 2012 through February 2013.

For nearly sixty years, Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) undertook an unrelenting investigation of art's ability to mediate contemporary experience and perception. Although his work, which includes sculpture, painting, prints, and drawing, is often characterized as having elements of Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, his practice defies easy categorization and his oeuvre is not entirely understood.

By Jennifer R. Gross; With contributions by Cathleen Chaffee, Ingrid Schaffner, and Adam D. Weinberg.
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Hardcover. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012. 256 pages. 210 illus.