Door by Richard Artschwager

Door by Richard Artschwager

Acrylic on Wood, Glass, 2 parts, installation view at Mart Rovereto
Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

“Door” is a surreal installation creating a playful balance between illusionism and artifice. A replica door is installed in the space suggesting possibilities of escape but the texture of the wood grain is a tad too exaggerated to be real and a cheap plastic handle adds to the artificial quality. The flat motif-like quality of the door is heightened even further with the placing of an enlarged closed bracket next to it.

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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