Table with Pink Tablecloth
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.
Pop Art, Conceptual Art, Minimalism, Installation Art
Born: 26 December 1923, Washington, DC, USA
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