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Checklist of objects in the exhibition, Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Temporary Exhibition Galleries
June 26 – September 6, 2015

Exhibition Checklist
All works are by Richard Artschwager (American, 1923–2013). Dimensions listed are height by width, with sheet size as well as plate size for etchings; composition size for screenprints and lithographs; and page size for books. Composition and plate sizes are approximate. For multiples, dimensions listed are height by width by depth. All prints are on paper and where known, unusual matrices are indicated. 

 

Prints

Interior, 1972
Screenprint
28 ¾ x 41 in. (71.5 x 104.3 cm.) (comp.)
32 ¾ x 46 3/16 in. (83 x 117.3 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Printer: Heinrici Silkscreen, New York
Edition: 68
Nancy and Fred Poses, Courtesy Meredith Palmer Gallery, Ltd., New York

 

Sailors, from the portfolio Luxuskatalog, Kölner Kunstmarket 1972               
Screenprint 
14 13/16 x 13 1/8 in. (37.7 x 33.4 cm.) (comp.)
24 7/16 x 17 ¾ in. (62 x 45.1 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Verein progressiver Deutscher Kunst händler e.V., Cologne
Printer: Styria Studio, Ltd., New York
Edition: 180
Private collection, New York 

Untitled, from the Rubber Stamp Portfolio, 1976                                                 
Rubber stamping
8 x 8 in. (20.3 cm x 20.3 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Parasol Press, Ltd., New York
Printer: Catherine Kord, New York
Edition: 1000
Private collection, New York

Interior #1, 1977
Drypoint printed from a plastic plate
9 x 9 13/16 in. (22.9 x 24.9 cm.) (plate)
23 ½ x 21 in.  (59.8 x 53.5 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 45
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Interior #2, 1977
Drypoint printed from a plastic plate
9 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (25 x 30.2 cm.) (plate)
22 3/8 x 19 13/16 in. (56.9 x 50.3 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 35
Private collection, New York

 

Interior #3, 1977                                                    
Drypoint printed from a plastic plate
11 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (30 x 25.1 cm.) (plate)
24 1/8 x 18 3/8 in. (61.4 x 46.6 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 35 
Private collection, New York

Untitled, 1979                                                          
Drypoint and roulette printed from a plastic plate  
9 x 10 ¾ in. (22.9 x 27.3 cm.) (plate)
30 x 22 ½ in. (76.2 x 57.1 cm) (sheet)
Publisher and printer: Trisolini Impressions, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Edition: 21
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. John B. Turner Fund

Untitled (Table, Window, Mirror, Door, Rug, Basket), 1979
Drypoint printed from a plastic plate
22 1/4 x 26 in. (56.5 x 66.0 cm.)
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 30
Collection of Patricia Branstead, Denver, Colorado

Cactus I, 1981                                                           
Drypoint printed from a plastic plate
20 ¾ x 24 1/8 in. (52.7 x 61.3 cm.) (plate)
29 1/4 x 31 ¾ in. (74.3 x 80.6 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 20
Private collection, New York

Mount Saint Helens, 1981
Drypoint printed from a plastic plate
17 ½ x 15 ¾ in. (44.5 x 40 cm.) (plate)
27 1/2 x 25 in. (69.9 x 63.5 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 20
Private collection, New York

Untitled, 1982
Lithograph
23 ½ x 17 7/8 in. (59.7 x 45.4 cm.) (comp.)
30 3/16 x 22 5/8 in. (76.6 x 57.5 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Created as a benefit for the Art Department Scholarship
Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Printer: Barbara Tisserat, Richmond, Virginia
Edition: 15
Private collection, New York

 

Building Riddled with Listening Devices: Alpha, 1989                                  
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint with scraping
20 ¾ x 24 in. (52.5 x 61 cm.) (comp.)
32 ¾ x 35 in. (83.2 x 88.9 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 60
Private collection, New York

 

Building Riddled with Listening Devices: Beta, 1989, dated 1990                                                
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint with scraping
20 5/8 x 24 1/8 in. (52.4 x 61.3 cm.) (plate) 
32 ¾ x 35 in. (83.2 x 88.9 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 60
Private collection, New York

Horizon, 1989                                                                                   
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint with scraping
23 1/2 x 35 3/4 in. (59.7 x 90.8 cm.) (plate)
34 7/8 x 47 3/8 in. (88.6 x 120.3 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 60
Private collection, New York

Rights of Man, from the portfolio Memoire de la Liberté, 1990                       
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
11 5/16 x 14 7/8 in. (28.7 x 37.8 cm.) (plate)
22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66.0 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Fondation France Libertés in conjunction with the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Project
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 100
Private collection, New York

Intersect, 1992                                                                                                                
Etching, aquatint and drypoint  
27 ¾ x 28 ¾ in. (70.5 x 73.0 cm.) (plate)
35 ¾ x 36 ¼ in. (90.8 x 92.1 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York for the benefit
of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 80
Private collection, New York

Untitled (airplane), 1993                                                                                   
Aquatint
26 13/16 x 37 1/2 in. (68.1 x 95.3 cm.) (plate)  
31 ¾ x 42 3/16 in. (80.6 x 107.2 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: unpublished
Printer: Aeropress, New York
Edition: 5
Private collection, New York

t,w,m,d,r,b #1,  2003                                                                                                    
Aquatint, drypoint, and etching 
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) (plate)
18 x 20 in. (45.7 x 50.8 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher and printer: Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York 
Edition: 25
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

t,w,m,d,r,b #2,  2003                                                                                               
Aquatint, drypoint, and etching
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) (plate)
18 x 20 in. (45.7 x 50.8 cm.) (sheet) 
Publisher and printer: Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York 
Edition: 25
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

t,w,m,d,r,b #3,  2003                                                                                                  
Aquatint, drypoint, and etching
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) (plate)
18 x 20 in. (45.7 x 50.8 cm.) (sheet) 
Publisher and printer: Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York 
Edition: 25
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

Untitled sketch for t,w,m,d,r,b #3, 2003
Blue ink and graphite on Post-it note 
2 15/16 x 4 in. (7.5 x 10.2 cm.) (sheet)
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

Study for t,w,m,d,r,b #3, 2003
Graphite (pencil) 
12 7/16 x 15 7/8 in. (31.6 x 40.3 cm.) (sheet)
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

Study for t,w,m,d,r,b #3, 2003
Transfer ink, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel
12 15/16 x 17 5/16 in. (32.9 x 44.0 cm.)
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

Working proof for t,w,m,d,r,b #3 (state 1), 2003
Etching and charcoal
14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.) (sheet)
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

Working proof for t,w,m,d,r,b #3 (state 3), 2003
Etching and graphite 
14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.) (sheet)
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

Working proof for t,w,m,d,r,b #3 (state 4), 2003
Etching, aquatint, drypoint, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel
14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.) (sheet)
Collection of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York

Zeno’s Paradox (a), 2004                                                                                                 
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint 
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.) (plate)
19 ½ x 23 ¼ in. (49.5 x 59.6 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Printer: Greg Burnet, New York
Edition: 25
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Zeno’s Paradox (b), 2004                                                                             
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint 
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.) (plate)
19 ½ x 23 ¼ in. (49.5 x 59.6 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Printer: Greg Burnet, New York
Edition: 25
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Zeno’s Paradox (c), 2004                                                                                     
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint 
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.) (plate)
19 ½ x 23 ¼ in. (49.5 x 59.6 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Printer: Greg Burnet, New York
Edition: 25
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Zeno’s Paradox (d), 2004                                                                                  
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.) (plate)
19 ½ x 23 ¼ in. (49.5 x 59.6 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Printer: Greg Burnet, New York
Edition: 25
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Zeno’s Paradox (e), 2004                                                                                        
Rubberized horsehair portfolio box
25 ¼ x 21 1/2 x 4 ¾ in. (64.1 x 54.6 x 12 cm.)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Fabricator: Marty Ackley, New York
Edition: 25
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Untitled (Cyclist), 2005                                                                                            
Etching and aquatint                                                                                      
16 ½ x 11 in. (41.9 x 27.9 cm.) (plate)
28 1/8 x 21 3/8 in. (71.4 x 54.3 cm) (sheet)
Publisher: Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft, Zurich 
Printer: Greg Burnet, New York
Edition: 125
Private collection, New York

Untitled (placemat), 2006
Offset lithograph
11 13/16 x 15 ¾ in. (30. x 40 cm.) (sheet)
Publisher: Published as a benefit for the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna
Edition: mass-produced
Private collection, New York

 

Original poster
Projekt Utrecht, poster for Sonsbeek Buiten de Perken, Arnheim, The Netherlands, 1971
Offset lithograph
Private collection, New York

 

Multiples

Untitled (BLP box), portfolio cover for SMS, no. 6, 1968                                                               
Offset lithograph on folded and die-cut card stock
13 ¾ x 20 in. (34.9 x 50.8 cm.) (closed)
Publisher: A Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York
Edition: 2000
Private collection, New York
Locations, 1969                                                                                                                           

Formica on wood, and five blps made of redwood, glass, Plexiglas, mirror, and rubberized
horsehair with Formica
Dimensions variable. Box: 15 x 10 3/4 x 5 in. (38.1 x 27.3 x 12.7 cm.)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander Inc., New York, and Castelli Graphics, New York
Fabricator: the artist and the publishers, New York
Edition: 90 
Estate of Richard Artschwager, Paul M. Freeman, Executor 

Glass Drop, 1969                                                                                                                             
Blown glass
8 ¾ x 5 7/8 x 3 in. (22.2 x 15 x 7.6 cm.)
Publisher: the artist, New York
Edition: approximately 12
Private Collection

Untitled, 1971                                                                                                                                
White oak box with five drawers and brass hardware, interiors layered with Formica on wood; glass; mirror; and rubberized horsehair
11 ½ x 14 5/8 x 13 ½ in. (29.3 x 37.2 x 34.3 cm.)
Published by Multiples, Inc., New York
Edition: 50
Private collection, New York

Yes/No, 1968–74                                                                                                                          
Plastic bowling ball with engraving
8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) (diameter)
Publisher: Leo Castelli and the artist, New York
Edition: 12
Estate of Richard Artschwager, Paul M. Freeman, Executor

Basket Table Door Window Mirror Rug, 1976                                                                                           
Artist's book; text by Catherine Kord (American, b. 1945)
8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm.)
Publisher: Leo Castelli Inc., New York
Courtesy of Catherine Kord

 

Blp, 1978                                                                                                                                      
Painted wood with steel hardware
3 7/8 x 8 ¾ in. (9.8 x 22.2 cm.)
Publisher: Hans Neuendorf for Kunstverein Hamburg
Edition: 24
Collection Hans Neuendorf, New York

Untitled (Quotation Marks), 1980                                                                                                    
Formica on painted wood in two parts
Each: 15 1/2 x 11 x 2 in. (38.4 x 28.1 x 5 cm.)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Edition: 25; beige version 
Private collection, New York

 

Exclamation Point, 1980                                                                                                                              
Painted wood in two parts with steel hardware
Hanging piece: 29 x 6 ½ x 6 ½ in. (73.7 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm.)
Ball: 7 x 5 1/2 x 5 ½ in. (17.8 x 14 x 14 cm)
Publisher: Castelli Graphics, New York
Edition: 12
Private collection, New York

 

Pregunta I, 1983                                                                                                                             
Painted wood in two parts with steel hardware
Hanging piece: 24 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. (62.6 x 19.7 x 15.2 cm.)
Ball: 4 x 4 x 3 ¼ in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 8.3 cm.)
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Edition: 6
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Pregunta II, 1983                                                                                                                                    
Painted wood in two parts
Top: 22 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 1 ¾ in. (55.8 x 28.6 x 4.4 cm.)
Bottom: 5 1/2 x 6 x 1 7/8 in. (14 x 15.2 x 4.7 cm.) 
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Edition: 6
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Book, 1987                                                                                                                                               
Formica on wood
5 1/8 x 20 1/8 x 12 1/16 in. (13 x 51.1 x 30.6 cm.)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York for the benefit of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Fabricator: Artschwager Studio, New York
Edition: 40
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Door, 1987                                                                                                                                             
Formica on wood with metal hardware
17 ½ x 25 x 5 in. (44.5 x 63.5 x 13 cm.)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Edition: 25
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Mirror, 1988                                                                                                                                            
Formica and enamel on wood
30 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 3 7/8 in. (77 x 61.8 x 10 cm.)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Edition: 25
Private collection, New York

Hair blp, 1989-2013                                                                                                                             
Rubberized horsehair
13 x 7 x ½ in. (33 x 17.8 x 1.3 cm.)
Publisher: the artist, New York
Edition: unlimited
Private collection, New York

Rubber blp, 1989                                                                                                                                            
Rubber decal
2 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (5.3 x 2.7 cm.)                                                                                                          
Publisher: the artist, New York, and Shea & Beker Gallery, New York
Edition: 500
Private collection, New York

Time Piece, 1989                                                                                                                                     
Formica and enamel on wood with aluminum clock mechanism
25 ½ x 23 ½ x 5 ¼ in. (64.8 x 59.7 x 13.3 cm.)             
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, and Castelli Graphics, New York 
Private collection, New York

Chair/Chair, 1987–90
Red oak, Formica, cowhide, and painted steel
39 x 40 x 52 in. (99.1 x 101.6 x 132.1 cm.)
Publisher: the artist, New York and Vitra International, Birsfelden, Switzerland
Edition: 100
Estate of Richard Artschwager, Paul M. Freeman, Executor

Bookends, 1990                                                                                                                                
Formica on wood
6 ¾ x 6 ½ x 4 in. (17.2 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm.)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., for the benefit of Printed Matter, New York
Edition: 50
Collection of Bob Monk, New York

Hairbox, 1990                                                                                                                                            
Acrylic spray paint on rubberized horsehair with wood backing 
5 x 10 1/4 x 14 ¼ in. (12.7 x 26 x 36.3 cm.)
Publisher: Parkett Publishers, Ltd., Zurich
Edition: 100
Private collection, New York

Blp (pin), 1990
Silver
¾ x 5/16 in. (1.9 x .8 cm.)
Publisher: the artist, New York
Edition: 30 
Private collection, New York

Bristle Corner, 1995                                                                                                                         
Wood and acrylic bristles
24 x 8 x 8 in. (61 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm.)
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Edition: 12
Private collection, New York

 

Exclamation (orange variant), 1995–2012                                                                                                  
Nylon bristles, wood, and steel
72 x 21 x 21 in. (182.9 x 53.3 x 53.3 cm.) 
Publisher: The artist, New York
Edition: 3
Estate of Richard Artschwager, Paul M. Freeman, Executor  

Untitled (1000 Cubic Inches), 1996                                                    
Plywood and pine with steel hardware
7 x 7 x 20 ½ in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 52.1 cm.)
Publisher: Parkett Publishers Ltd., Zurich
Edition: 60
Private collection, New York

Hydraulic Door Check, edited by Peter Noever, 2002                                                              
Book with rubberized horsehair cover
8 ¾ x 10 ¾ x 2 ½ in. (22.2 x 27.3 x 6.4 cm.)
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany
Edition: 500
Private collection, New York

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