Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire

Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire

by Ed Ruscha, Linda Norden, Frances Stark
     
 

Inspired by the symmetrical, Jeffersonian layout of the American Pavilian�s Neo-Classical architecture, and by Thomas Cole's cycle of the same name, Ed Ruscha installed this ten-painting Course of Empire at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Five pieces are painted in color and five in black and white. The artist paired each work from his 1992 Blue Collar series with a new… See more details below

Overview

Inspired by the symmetrical, Jeffersonian layout of the American Pavilian�s Neo-Classical architecture, and by Thomas Cole's cycle of the same name, Ed Ruscha installed this ten-painting Course of Empire at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Five pieces are painted in color and five in black and white. The artist paired each work from his 1992 Blue Collar series with a new color canvas depicting the future of the same urban landscape, some deteriorated, some growing and changing, some seemingly gentrifying. The exhibition will travel in 2006 to The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Essays from Linda Norden, the US Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, and artist Frances Stark celebrate the work, while Joan Didion�s coolly written but deeply felt piece about her own brokenhearted longing for Los Angeles hits a perfect note. Those who love Ruscha will vibrate like tuning forks on finding these pitch-perfect pieces together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783775716543
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >