Ed Ruscha

Last fall at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London: Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting. 

The catalog, from DAP, includes texts by James Ellroy, Ralph Rugoff, Alexandra Schwartz, Bruce Wagner, and Ulrich Wilmes, and an interview by Kristine McKenna. Reviewed by Hal Foster, LRB;  Rick Poynor, Eye; Martin Gayford, Telegraph; Laura Cumming, Observer; Marina Cashdan, Modern Painters; Charles Darwent, Independent (and Tom Lubbock preview). Comment by David Lynch, Sunday Times. In Frieze, Ruscha’s “Life in Film.”

The exhibition has toured to Munich and Stockholm.

This spring, MIT published Ed Ruscha’s Los Angeles (the introduction is online), by Alexandra Schwartz, editor of Leave Any Information At the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages (MIT, 2004).

See also:

  • Margaret Iversen, “Auto-Maticity: Ruscha and Performative Photography,” Art History 32:5 (December 2009)
  • Aron Vinegar, “Ed Ruscha, Heidegger and Deadpan Photography,” Art History 32:5 (December 2009)
  • In October 111 (winter 2005), Schwartz, “‘Second City’: Ed Ruscha and the Reception of Los Angeles Pop”; Yve-Alain Bois, “Thermometers Should Last Forever”; Lisa Pasquariello, “Ed Ruscha and the Language That He Used”; Kevin Hatch, “‘Something Else’: Ed Ruscha’s Photographic Books”; Jaleh Mansoor, “Ed Ruscha’s One-Way Street”
  • Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha (Abrams/Whitney, 2004) Worldcat
  • Neal Benezra et al., Ed Ruscha (Hirshhorn, 2000) Worldcat
  • Petrus Graf Schaesberg, ed., Paul Klee und Edward Ruscha: Projekt der Moderne – Sprach und Bild (Schnell & Steiner, 1998) Worldcat
  • Edward Ruscha: Romance With Liquids: Paintings 1966-1969 (Rizzoli/Gagosian, 1993) Worldcat
  • The Works of Ed Ruscha (SFMOMA/Hudson Hills Press, 1982) Worldcat

Updated August 2010.