Table with Pink Tablecloth by Richard Artschwager

Table with Pink Tablecloth by Richard Artschwager

Table with Pink Tablecloth
Conceptual Art
Formica on Wood
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA

In “Table with Pink Tablecloth”, a curious hybrid object, Artschwager creates an unusual tension between abstraction and reality. Despite the title, the table is too low and solid to push a chair under. Formica panels applied to the surface suggest a pink speckled tablecloth with the woodgrain table legs and dark space underneath however, ultimately, they are synthetic veneer that the object is a flat replica of reality.

Richard Artschwager 1923-2013

Richard Artschwager
Pop Art, Conceptual Art, Minimalism, Installation Art
Born: 26 December 1923, Washington, DC, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 9 February 2013, New York, USA

Artschwager was a painter, illustrator, and sculptor, often associated with Pop Art, Conceptual, Art, and Minimalism. Along with his wife, Ann, he lived and worked in New York City

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