Exhibition —  Ed Ruscha Books & Co.


Gago­sian Gal­lery is present­ing Ed Rusha Books & Co, an exhib­i­tion fea­tur­ing artist books by Ed Ruscha open­ing on March 5th, 2013 at their space in New York…

On March 6, Ed Ruscha takes the stage at The New York Pub­lic Lib­rary to reflect on his career and endur­ing influ­ence in con­ver­sa­tion with Paul Hold­en­gräber, dir­ect­or of LIVE from the NYPL. More inform­a­tions you’ll find here.
“Ed Ruscha’s pub­lic­a­tion of artist books begin­ning in the early 1960s had a pro­found effect on oth­er con­tem­por­ary artists. Bruce Nauman’s Burn­ing Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books dir­ectly influ­enced by and in con­ver­sa­tion with Ruscha’s pub­lic­a­tions; in this case Ruscha’s Vari­ous Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book fea­tur­ing doc­u­ment­ary-like pho­to­graphs of matches, a smoking pipe, and oth­er forms of fire. The open­ing of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coin­cide with the release of MIT Press’s Vari­ous Small Books: Ref­er­en­cing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will fea­ture over one hun­dred artist books by Ruscha and numer­ous oth­ers, show­cas­ing Ruscha’s last­ing impact along with those he has inspired.”
 — Gago­sian

Gago­sian Gal­lery
980 Madis­on Aven­ue
New York, NY 10075

March 5th to April 27th, 2013