Richard Artschwager

1923 · United States

Artist biography

Richard Artschwager is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Richard Artschwager was born in 1923. Artists Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin are of the same generation and same country as Richard Artschwager.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Artschwager's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like Austria, Belgium, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Richard Artschwager's work include Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna, Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, and Castelli Gallery | 24 West 40th Street in New York. Richard Artschwager's work has most recently been exhibited at Gagosian | Davies Street in London (16 January 2020 until 06 March 2020) with the exhibition Live in Your Head: Richard Artschwager’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Richard Artschwager's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Knoell in Basel (30 January 2020 - 02 February 2020) with the name artgenève 2020 | Booth C5 / C7 and Castelli Gallery | 24 West 40th Street in New York (04 April 2019 - 20 July 2019) with the name ‘Dot, Point, Period’. Richard Artschwager's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called NOCH SCHÖNER WOHNEN and took place at Galerie Jurgen Becker in Hamburg, Germany from the 06 September 2017 to 24 November 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art hub worldwide. Major art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager was born in 1923 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many subsequent decades. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Richard Artschwager

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 13

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