"Richard Artschwager: No More Running Man"
Upper East Side
Until Sat Feb 22
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jan 7 2014
For more than 50 years, the work of Richard Artschwager (who died last year at age 89), has resisted categorization, and the objects in this show are no exception. They represent the last of an ongoing series in which the artist employed the same enigmatic silhouette of a seemingly armless figure, apparently running for some reason. In fact, it's based on a newspaper photo Artschwager clipped back in 1988 from The Boston Globe, showing a man hurrying along the street on a cold day with his hands stuffed in his pockets—serving as yet another instance of Artschwager's ability to transform the everyday into something odd, unsettling and vaguely unreal.