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Sterling Ruby

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Sterling Ruby: Softwork
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 11 x 15 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863355814 | $50.00



Sterling Ruby
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 71 color / 4 bw. | 10/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783037643754 | $55.00



Sterling Ruby
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 100 col. | 8/31/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9783037640104 | $55.00



Sterling Ruby: SoftworkSterling Ruby: Softwork

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Julian Myers-Szupinska.

Conceived and designed by Sterling Ruby (born 1972) himself, Softwork is generously illustrated with dozens of full-page photographs of works from the artist's last four exhibitions, as well as many images from Ruby's studio that provide insight into the artist's working methods. Ruby makes urethane and bronze sculptures, hallucinatory color-field canvases and handmade ceramics, addresses the conflict between individual desire and social structure, and the influence of institutional architecture, both literal and figurative, on human behavior and psychology. "'Soft Work' is only a didactic term. It's not hard, it's not solid, it's malleable," Ruby told ArtInfo. "In America, there is a domesticity that is not associated with masculinity--or if it is, it's usually associated with a difference, a contradiction." Some of the works in Softwork also point to the influence of the late Mike Kelley, to whom Ruby was both studio assistant and close friend.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 11 x 15 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 10/31/2014
Forthcoming

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CATALOG: SPRING 2015 p. 20   

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/31/2014

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Sterling RubySterling Ruby

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited and foreword by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Jörg Heiser, Robert Hobbs, Alessandro Rabottini, Sterling Ruby, Catherine Taft.

The multitude of media and techniques used by Sterling Ruby (born 1972) in his work--ranging from sculpture to collage, installation to painting, ceramics to video and printing--reflects the issues he tackles: the conflict between individual impulses and mechanisms of social control, the coercive function of architectonic space, art as the domain of irrationality, Minimalism and Art Brut, graffiti art, urban violence, desire and pleasure. His works combine memory of the past with attention to contemporary urban and popular phenomena. It is an art of expression and accumulation, of the overproduction of information and of the delirium of the senses, of neurosis and paranoia, and in which the gigantism of the shapes and their proliferation appear like a corrupt manifestation of desire, consumption, anxiety and the need for control that characterizes contemporary occidental culture. This is the second edition of JRP|Ringier's 2009 monograph on Ruby.

PUBLISHER
JRP|RINGIER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 71 color / 4 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 10/31/2014
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2015 p. 20   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783037643754 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $55.00 CDN $55.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/31/2014

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Sterling RubySterling Ruby

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Jörg Heiser, Robert Hobbs, Catherine Taft.

In a 2008 review, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith glowingly endorsed German-born, Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby, calling him "one of the most interesting artists to emerge in this century. That's only eight years, of course," she added, "but the claim may stick." Ruby--who was born in 1972--uses whatever media suits his ideas; projects have included sculpture, collage, installation, painting, ceramics, video and printmaking. Fusing references to Minimalism, Art Brut and graffiti with a canny grasp of contemporary and pop culture, Ruby's accumulative approach addresses the overproduction of information, neurosis and paranoia, conflicts between individual impulses and mechanisms of social control, urban violence, consumption, anxiety and the need for control that characterizes contemporary Western society. Part of JRP|Ringier's distinctive monograph series, this well-illustrated volume is the most comprehensive reference on this rapidly emerging artist's work to date. It contains newly commissioned essays by Frieze associate editor Jörg Heiser and art historian Robert Hobbs.

PUBLISHER
JRP|RINGIER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 100 col.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 8/31/2009
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2009 p. 89   

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