The astonishing life of artist Richard Artschwager found him studying microbiology, prosecuting war criminals, making furniture and carving out a wholly unique art career. Although he studied under Amédée Ozenfant, a cubist painter, he might never have become an artist had it not been for a ruinous fire at his cabinet-making studio.
Richard Artschwager’s commercial career as a producer of furniture led him to create sculptures and… Read more
About the artwork
A historic work illustrating a key facet of the artist's practice, Artschwager's Locations represents an exploration of the oval shape known as a "blp"—conceptual focal points he repeatedly returned to throughout his career. Reproduced in various materials with different textures, shiny ink blots contrast with the bristles of rubberized horsehair, the forms distributed around an electric blue frame, at the center of which the artist places a further blp. Neither sculpture nor painting, this assemblage of hanging forms and frames evades classification, deliberately failing to locate itself in terms of genre despite its title.