Published to accompany the most comprehensive presentation of Ed Ruscha’s work to date, co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this catalogue spans 65 years of the artist’s remarkable career and mirrors his own cross-disciplinary approach.
Spanning 65 years of Ed Ruscha’s remarkable career and mirroring his own cross-disciplinary approach, ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN features over 250 works, produced from 1958 to the present, in various mediums―including painting, drawing, prints, film, photography, artist’s books, and Installation. Published to accompany the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date, and his first solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the richly illustrated publication highlights Ruscha’s most acclaimed works alongside lesser-known aspects of his practice. Essays by an interdisciplinary group of contributors examine Ruscha’s work under a new light, beyond the categories traditionally imposed him, to present fresh perspectives on one of the most influential figures in postwar American art. No more a painter or a bookmaker than he is a Pop or a Conceptual artist, Ruscha is a keen observer of our rapidly changing world. Featuring rarely seen paintings and works on paper made early in his career to cross-media multisensory installations, the publication captures the ceaseless reinvention that has defined Ruscha’s prolific, six-decade career.