RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER, Tattly Air Quotes Temporary Tattoos [Quotation marks], 2012

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER, Quotation marks, 2012 [tattoos]
7,7 x 5 cm
4 quotation marks in plastic envelope, transfer prints, printed paper, staple
edition unknown
For sale in 2013 at the Whitney Museum, New York, USA

The space between two quotation marks either on human skin or e.g. on a gallery wall emphasize these spaces in between. This tattoo work with quotation marks is apparently not made to unravel what is ‘quoted’ in a given space. Whitney Museum, New York – March 2013

In March 2013 on its website the Whitney Museum categorizes this multiple as an edition that is ‘Reminiscent of Richard Artschwager’s artwork, where he utilizes punctuation outside of its normal realm, rendering its meaning questionable’ and was sold as “Air Quotes Temporary Tattoos”. There is no printed name of Richard Artschwager as a kind of authorization comparable to the “Richard Artschwager Quotation Earrings” The Whitney had simultaneously for sale.

Ref. Richard Artschwager, Quotation Mark Earrings.