Paintings, Drawings & Sculpts from The Late Minimalist

Gagosian
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A thoughtfully curated selection of paintings, drawings, and sculpts from the late American provocateur, who actually made his name in Switzerland with the 1969 Bern exhibit "Live in Your Head. When Attitudes Become Form." Here, via career-spanning works, we’re reminded of his incisive social critiques on everything from domesticity to mass media.
A thoughtfully curated selection of paintings, drawings, and sculpts from the late American provocateur, who actually made his name in Switzerland with the 1969 Bern exhibit "Live in Your Head. When Attitudes Become Form." Here, via career-spanning works, we’re reminded of his incisive social critiques on everything from domesticity to mass media.
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Basel, Switzerland Sept 1 - Oct 15, 2022 Hours Tue - Sat 10AM - 6PM
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Gagosian is pleased to present a selection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings by the late Richard Artschwager (1923–2013), the first exhibition of his work at Gagosian Basel. Since Artschwager’s participation in curator Harald Szeemann’s epoch-making exhibition Live in Your Head. When Attitudes Become Form at Kunsthalle Bern in 1969, his work has been shown internationally, including throughout Switzerland at such major institutions as Kunsthalle Basel (1981), Kunst Museum Winterthur (2002 and 2006), and Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2005). Artschwager specialized in crossing boundaries between genres and mediums, revealing the deception involved in pictorial illusion and communicating the essential strangeness of everyday objects and spaces. His work foregrounds the structures of human perception, often conflating the worlds of flat images and three-dimensional objects in witty and confounding ways. Artschwager made extensive use of synthetic materials, especially Formica and Celotex, a highly textured compound board. - Gagosian
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