Ed Ruscha “50 Years of Painting” Book
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name this lavishly illustrated book includes new texts by James Ellroy, Ralph Rugoff, Alexandra Schwartz, Bruce Wagner and Ulrich Wilmes, together with an interview with the artist by Kristine McKenna, an illustrated chronology and an exhibition history. Ed Ruscha is one of the most influential and pioneering American artists of the past half-century. He has forged a richly experimental approach to painting by drawing on his interests in printed matter, graphic design, cinema, photography and the flattened cultural landscape of the American West. Whilst his painting has been consistently distinguished by its acute wit and visual elegance, Ruscha has repeatedly reinvented his artistic vocabulary throughout his career, creating substantial new bodies of work in each decade.
192 pages 31 x 25 x 2.5 cm published by Buchhandlung Walter Konig
Extract: colette (where of course the book is available)