Richard Artschwager (b.1923; d. 2013) forever changed how we view and understand space and the everyday objects that occupy it. For more than four decades, Artschwager had a unique path in 20th century art by confounding its limits all the while making the visual comprehension of space and the everyday objects that occupy it strangely unfamiliar. Known for making art-sculpture, paintings, drawings and other objects since the 1950s, his work has been the subject of many important exhibitions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1988 and 2012–13), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (1989), Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2003), and the Kunstmuseum Winterthur (2003). His work is included in permanent collections of museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum Ludwig Cologne, and the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris. www.davidnolangallery.com/artists/richard-artschwager/Richard Artschwager was nominated by Bob Nickas.