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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume I

Volume I, 1958-1970

Essays by Yve-Alain Bois and Walter Hopps.

Switching to a career in fine art from his dream of becoming a commercial artist, Ed Ruscha first came into prominence in the early 60s with his large word paintings and paintings of commercial icons, such as Twentieth Century Fox and Standard Station, that related in manner and style to the nascent Pop art movement. Drawing on a variety of sources that also included his own drawings, prints and artist's books, Ruscha was often associated with the west coast cool style, but ultimately his work confounded the art world with its sly and elusive sense of deadpan humor, as seen in his series of bird paintings and in the liquid word paintings that rounded out the decade. The Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings is a five-volume series under the general editorship of the Gagosian Gallery, and is a co-publication between Gagosian Gallery and Steidl Verlag. Volume One contains 137 paintings printed in full color from Ruscha's student period to the Pop- and Conceptual-inflected word paintings of the 60s. The catalogue includes a comprehensive exhibition history, bibliography and biographical chronology, as well as an appreciation by former Menil Collection director Walter Hopps and an essay exploring Ruscha's pioneering use of language as a subject matter by art historian Yve-Alain Bois of Harvard University.
Set in Franklin Book type and printed on acid-free, 170-gram Job Parilux paper, each volume of the catalogue has a stitched binding and a cloth cover with silver-colored embossing protected by an embossed slipcase. Specifications for subsequent volumes are the same. All reproductions were converted to digital form, thanks to which process it has been possible to restore the reproductions of long-lost paintings.

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Albert Mobilio

The publication of Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume 1, a hefty tome that covers the years 1956 through 1976, affords an opportunity to view the Los Angeles artist’s developing fascination with what language might look like. The book tracks his movement from an initial interest in signage (the early-’60s drafts for his iconic paintings of the 20th Century Fox logo, the Standard Oil gas-station sign, and “Annie” in the comic strip’s type) to later images that are highly idiosyncratic, downright poetic concoctions (“Thick Blocks of Musical Fudge” is the phrase in one 1976 pastel). With two, three, and sometimes four such reproductions many with just a single word) on each page, this massive volume is crowded with text in a way most art books are not; in fact, a quick thumb through suggests something more like a child’s dictionary. A welter of emphatically rendered words—gauze, room, range, rut, walk, city, salt, soda, self, squirt, poach, mercy, fever, fix, flood, sin, sure, cement, age, blank, bull, jelly, pudding, ding, dew, pool, radio, vapor, dusty, trust—tumbles out from the page, its audible music registering as readily as its visual allure. A catalogue raisonné is generally designed to value scholarship and completist accuracy more than aesthetic impact, and these reproductions–true to form–are merely adequate. But the book, in its totality from page to page, can actually be read as much more–as a long synesthetic poem, one that imagines a shape, color, and sound for words and speaks to our profoundest understanding of human expression.

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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume I
ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME I
Essays by Yve-Alain Bois and Walter Hopps.
STEIDL
ISBN: 9783882439724 | US $200.00
Pub Date: 3/2/2004
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume II
ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME II
Edited by Robert Dean. Essays by Peter Wollen and Reyner Banham.
STEIDL/GAGOSIAN
ISBN: 9783865211385 | US $200.00
Pub Date: 8/15/2005
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume III
ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME III
Edited by Robert Dean, Erin Wright. Text by Lawrence Weiner, Dave Hickey, Robert Dean.
STEIDL THE MASTERS
ISBN: 9783865213686 | US $200.00
Pub Date: 7/1/2007
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume IV
ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME IV
Edited by Robert Dean, Lisa Turvey. Text by Briony Fer, Mel Bochner.
STEIDL & PARTNERS
ISBN: 9783865218339 | US $200.00
Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Vol. 5
ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOL. 5
Contributions by Robert Dean, Lisa Turvey.
STEIDL
ISBN: 9783869302515 | US $200.00
Pub Date: 11/15/2012
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Volume Six
ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS VOLUME SIX
STEIDL
ISBN: 9783869307404 | US $200.00
Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/31/2015

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha: "Not Only Securing The Last Letter, But Damaging It As Well (Boss)" (1964)In the first volume of Steidl's six volume Ed Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Yve-Alain Bois writes, "Once asked to define himself, Ruscha answered: 'Look, I'm just another member of the food chain.' True enough, but I would add: a particular member of our species who turns out to be a formidable machine designed to increase brainpower, an intelligence generator, with humor as its spark." We are pleased to represent all six volumes of the Catalogue Raisonné. Featured image, "Not Only Securing The Last Letter, But Damaging It As Well (Boss)" (1964), is reproduced from Volume I, 1958-1970. continue to blog


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Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Seven: 2004–2011

EDWARD RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME SEVEN: 2004–2011

Edited by Robert Dean, Lisa Turvey. Text by Thierry de Duve, Linda Norden.

STEIDL/GAGOSIAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9783958291867 | US $200.00

Pub Date: 3/28/2017
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Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Seven: 2004–2011

EDWARD RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME SEVEN: 2004–2011

Edited by Robert Dean, Lisa Turvey. Text by Thierry de Duve, Linda Norden.

STEIDL/GAGOSIAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9783958291867 | US $200.00

Pub Date: 3/28/2017
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Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words

ED RUSCHA: RIBBON WORDS

Text by Dieter Buchhart, Alexandra Schwartz, Glenn O'Brien.

EDWARD TYLER NAHEM FINE ART

ISBN: 9780996918114 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 8/23/2016
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Vol. 5

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOL. 5

Contributions by Robert Dean, Lisa Turvey.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869302515 | US $200.00

Pub Date: 11/15/2012
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Ed Ruscha: Los Angeles Apartments

ED RUSCHA: LOS ANGELES APARTMENTS

Contributions by Christian Muller.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305967 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of Works on Paper

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF WORKS ON PAPER

Edited by Petrus Schaesberg, Rainer Crone.

STEIDL & PARTNERS

ISBN: 9783865218322 | US $210.00

Pub Date: 8/31/2009
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Volume Six

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS VOLUME SIX

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307404 | US $200.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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Ed Ruscha: Books and Paintings

ED RUSCHA: BOOKS AND PAINTINGS

Text by Armin Zweite.

RICHTER VERLAG

ISBN: 9783941263574 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 1/31/2015
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Ed Ruscha: Reading Ed Ruscha

ED RUSCHA: READING ED RUSCHA

Edited by Yilmaz Dziewior. Text by Beatrice von Bismarck, Douglas Coupland, Yilmaz Dziewior, W. S. Di Piero.

KUNSTHAUS BREGENZ

ISBN: 9783863352325 | US $100.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2013
Out of print | Not Available


Ed Ruscha: Road Tested

ED RUSCHA: ROAD TESTED

Text by Michael Auping, Richard Prince. Interview by Michael Auping.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775728102 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2011
Out of print | Not Available


Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting

ED RUSCHA: FIFTY YEARS OF PAINTING

Text by James Ellroy, Ralph Rugoff, Alexandra Schwartz, Bruce Wagner, Ulrich Wilmes. Interview by Kristine McKenna.

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781935202066 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 2/28/2010
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume IV

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME IV

Edited by Robert Dean, Lisa Turvey. Text by Briony Fer, Mel Bochner.

STEIDL & PARTNERS

ISBN: 9783865218339 | US $200.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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Ed Ruscha: Industrial Strength

ED RUSCHA: INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH

Preface by Paul Schimmel. Text by Thomas E. Crow.

THE FABRIC WORKSHOP AND MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780972455640 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2008
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume III

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME III

Edited by Robert Dean, Erin Wright. Text by Lawrence Weiner, Dave Hickey, Robert Dean.

STEIDL THE MASTERS

ISBN: 9783865213686 | US $200.00

Pub Date: 7/1/2007
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Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire

ED RUSCHA: COURSE OF EMPIRE

Essays by Joan Didion, Linda Norden, Frances Stark and Donna De Salvo.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775716543 | US $19.95

Pub Date: 9/15/2005
Out of print | Not Available


Ed Ruscha: Photographer

ED RUSCHA: PHOTOGRAPHER

Edited by Margit Rowell.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783865212061 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 6/1/2006
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