"The neutrality of touch, coloration, and imagery in most of Artschwager's work is conscious but not intended as cynical. Despite the enigmatic social meaning of such imagery Artschwager meant to avoid expressions of anxiety and alienation. He hoped instead to elevate for contemplation all variety of depicted things, once again to situate art outside boundaries, especially those of appropriateness, taste and convention."
Richard Armstrong, in Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Artschwager, Richard, 1988, p. 26