This group includes all five works made by Richard Artschwager for Parkett 46. Each wooden object was made in an edition of 12. This is the only group of all five wooden crates. Plywood and pine with steel hardware, signed and numbered. For more details please contact Parkett.
1000 cubic inches of space for your
favorite ghosts—towering or flat, slanted
or straight—they lie nestled and safe,
inaccessible to unimaginative souls.
For texts see table of contents in the Parkett volume above
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“What is American about Artschwager’s objects goes beyond analogy—and there is more to it than the aggressive way they display their surface textures. Whether Formica or fiberboard, flowing grain or rigid pattern, their surfaces appear hermetic. Their sheer size further reinforces their presence as pure surface…They are like those organisms that have settled into extreme ecological niches, just below the boiling point of water, or in the anaerobic ocean depths. That is the kind of position that Artschwager’s objects occupy in the realm of art objects: By scale and texture, they have one foot in the world of objects and one foot in the world of art.”
Kurt W. Forster
Parkett No. 46, 1996