Coverbild Edward Ruscha
Edward Ruscha
Editions 1959-1999. Catalogue Raisonné
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Edited by: Walker Art Center
Texts by: Siri Engberg, Clive Phillpot
June 1999 , 288 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover, 2 volumes in slipcase
324mm x 260mm
ISBN: 978-0-9356-4060-1
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D.A.P. Distribution only in Europe, without Great Britain This slip-cased, two volume publication presents a comprehensive look at the print projects, editions, and artist books of Edward Ruscha. He began making editions in 1962, with the publication of an artist's book, "Twenty Six Gasoline Stations". It was one of many projects to follow - each a wordless compendium of banal photographs depicting commonplace items or locations that commented on the sterility and anonymity of the Los Angeles landscape. In the 1970s, Ruscha's unique blend of language, image, and the idea prefigured much of the "wordart" of the 80s, and suggested a linguistic wellspring that Ruscha would continue to tap in his work. This monumental book reveals the depths of Ruscha's printmaking process, and offers important insight into the unique asthetics of a major artist. Volume One includes some 400 images, a complete catalogue raisonné of Ruscha's editioned print work. Volume Two includes illustrated essays by Siri Engberg and Clive Phillpot, a key to the raisonné, the complete raisonné text entries, a bibliography, an exhibition history, as well as Ruscha's "The Information Man". The artist: Edward Ruscha, born in Nebraska in 1937, and attended art school in Los Angeles from 1956 to 1960. He currently keeps studios in both Venice, California and the Mojave Desert. Ed Ruscha has had many one-person exhibitions at international galleries and museums, including The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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