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Hydraulic Door Check sheds light on the inherent deception involved in pictorial illusionism.

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York has organized a major retrospective for Artschwager that will be open beginning next month from October 25, 2012 - February 3, 2013.

Since the 1950’s American artist Richard Artschwager has been redefining the art world with his thought provoking works that focus on the distortion of space. Throughout his career, Artschwager has worked with many different mediums including sculpture, painting and drawings. While his artistic style is difficult to define his ability to tap into the conscious of the viewer and warp his perception has always been consistent. In 1948 Artschwager received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, but it was not until his apprenticeship with a cabinetmaker in 1953 that his talent was truly defined and recognized. Since his first group exhibition in 1959 Artschwager has since gone on to exhibit his work at major museums and galleries worldwide such as Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Gagosian Gallery (New York, NY) and Museum of Modern Art Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA) among others.

Select Public Collections:
Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Tate Modern, London, UK

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  • Private collection, Switzerland. Scholz Auktionen, Cologne, Germany. Buchhandlung König, Cologne, Germany.
  • Pickup Location: Switzerland
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23.6 x 17.3 in. (59.94 x 43.94 cm.)

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