Monday, May 9, 2011

Ed Ruscha: Road Tested

Who is not a fan of Ed Ruscha's larconic, laid-back and inventive "road works"? Here they all are in the wonderful catalogue to his show at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which ran January 23 - April 17. My catalogue arrived today, with spreads of his book-works, Royal Road Test, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Twenty Six Gasoline Stations, they are all here plus paintings. There are texts by Michael Auping and Richard Prince, an interview with Ruscha and a road map identifying the sites where the works were made. Published by Hatje Canz, this has to be a must have book!

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