Ed Ruscha Custom-Built Intrigue - Drawings 1974-1984

Publisher Gagosian Gallery

ISBN 9781938748554

Throughout decades of formal experimentation, Ruscha has explored the role of language in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and bookmaking through a singular, sometimes oblique use of words. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, he honed his distinctive drawing practice to create some of the most compelling works of his career. The text drawings from this period, exquisitely rendered in pastel, dry pigment, and various edible substances, from spinach to carrot juice, bridge the spirited Pop art for which Ruscha first gained renown with the cerebral Conceptualism to which his work was essential.

80 p, ills colour, 28 x 23 cm, hb, English


Ed Ruscha Custom-Built Intrigue - Drawings 1974-1984