Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonn? of the Paintings Vol 2 1971-1982

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Overview

The Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of Ed Ruscha is a six-volume series of books co-published by Steidl and Gagosian Gallery. This is the second volume, which contains entries on 178 paintings completed between 1971 and 1982--from the artist's crisis at the onset of the 70s, when he "quits painting pictures," to his first major museum retrospective, which opened in March 1982 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The catalogue includes a comprehensive exhibition history, bibliography and biographical chronology, as well as a preface by the editor Robert Dean, an essay by UCLA film historian Peter Wollen examining Ruscha's use of color as it relates to his use of language, and an essay by the late Reyner Banham.
Each volume of the catalogue, designed by Bruce Mau, has a stitched binding and a cloth cover with silver-colored embossing protected by an embossed slipcase. Specifications for subsequent volumes are the same.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783865211385
  • Publisher: Steidl/Gagosian
  • Publication date: 11/21/2008
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,309,293
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Ruscha was born in 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Oklahoma City. In 1956 he moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the Chouinard Art Institute. His work has been the subject of exhibits at the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Peter Wollen is Professor of Film in the Critical Studies Program at UCLA. He has taught in the past at Brown, Columbia, New York University, Northwestern, and Vassar College. Among his books are Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, and Howard Hawks: American Artist.

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