Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Richard Artschwager | Hydraulic Door Check

Richard Artschwager
Hydraulic Door Check
Koln, Germany:  Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2002
256 pp., 18.5 × 24 cm., hardcover, boxed
Edition of 500 signed and numbered copies

Housed in an archival cardboard box (21.9 × 26 cm.), the deluxe version of this 2002 exhibition catalogue is covered with the rubberized horsehair that the artist frequently used in his unique sculptures and multiples. The book was published in conjunction with a show held at MAK, Vienna, Austria, from March 27th to June 16th, 2002, curated by Daniela Zyman.

Edited by Peter Noever, the volume includes texts (in both English and German) by Jörg Heiser, Anthony Vidler, and John Yau.  These essays "consider Artschwager's artistic development, the meaning of surface quality in his work, and his place within the context of relevant art movements."

It is available from Gagosian gallery, here, for $750 US, or from Brooke Alexander, here, for only $180 US.

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