"Edward Ruscha" by Lisa Turvey

Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume 2: 1977–1997 Lisa Turvey, Gwen Allen

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
30 Oct 2018
ISBN:
9780300214666
Imprint:
Gagosian Gallery
Dimensions:
450 pages: 292 x 241mm
Illustrations:
1060 color + 12 b-w illus.

Volume 2 of this exceptional catalogue raisonné project compiles the unique works on paper that Edward Ruscha (b. 1937) made between 1977 and 1997, the artist’s midcareer period, during which he achieved international renown. More than 1,000 works are documented, among them hundreds that have rarely, or never, been exhibited or published. Highlights include Ruscha’s inimitable word and phrase works, made in organic materials, pastel, or acrylic; compositions featuring signature images (windows, ships, silhouetted objects and figures, and film closing credits); and drawings and studies related to important public commissions for the Miami-Dade Public Library, the Denver Central Library, and the Getty Center. Each work is catalogued with a beautiful color reproduction, collection details, full chronological provenance, exhibition history, and bibliographic references. Essays by Lisa Turvey and Gwen Allen complete the volume, providing critical frameworks and historical context for the art within.

Lisa Turvey is editor of the Ed Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of Works on Paper. Gwen Allen is associate professor of art history at San Francisco State University.