Ed Ruscha


Artist Novel, Variable dimensions.
Materials: Books

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp, Foundation Gordon Matta-Clark (Inv. no. S0210).

The books of Ed Ruscha (as you can read in interviews with Jef Wall or Ian Wallace) mark a seizure in history of artist publications. Ed Rusha (as in the work ‘Sunset Boulevard’)is using the possibilities of serialization as a way to be attentive and to distill meaning form reality. When we look at the ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962’, we notice that one gasoline station is banal; a series of gasoline-stations becomes magic. These publications are (close to his paintings) an attentive eye to enrich with understanding and going beyond the banal but still being related to it.

Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1968
Real Estate Opportunities, 1970
Various Small Fires and Milk, 1964
Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962
Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966
Hard Light, 1978
A Few Palm Trees, 1971
Records, 1971
Colored People, 1972
Royal Road Test, 1967
Crackers, 1969
Thirtyfour Parking Lots in L.A., 1967

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