Rusha, Ed
by Richard MARSHALL (9780714845487)

Rusha, Ed
Release Date: 01 January 1999
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 272
Category: Individual Artists, Art Monographs
ISBN: 9780714845487
ISBN-10: 0714845485

The first monograph on the many-faceted career of Ed Ruscha.

Restlessly inventive, Ruscha (pronounced roo-SHAY) has remained a step ahead and apart from the art trends and movements of his time. Pop Art, Conceptual Art, Surrealism, Photo-Realism, and today's renewed focus on painting resonate in a body of work that ultimately defies categorization. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1937, Ruscha lived in Oklahoma City until he moved permanently to Los Angeles in 1956, where he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute until 1960. Side jobs in typography and layout, a revelatory trip to Europe, and influential encounters with Jasper Johns' art contributed to an artistic vision attuned to the prosaic look and language of popular culture. By the early 1960s Ruscha was well known for his paintings, collages, and printmaking, and for his association with the Ferus Gallery group, which also included artists Robert Irwin, Edward Moses, Ken Price, and Edward Kienholz. He later achieved recognition for his paintings incorporating words and phrases and for his many photographic books. This book, now in paperback, is the first monograph on Ed Rucha. It is organized in thematic chapters that f

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