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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 09/10/23–01/13/24

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 04/07/24–10/06/24

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Ed Ruscha / Now Then: A Retrospective

Edited with text by Christophe Cherix, with Ana Torok and Kiko Aebi. Text by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Donna De Salvo and Linda Norden, Michael Govan, Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Tobias, Andrew Perchuk, Jeffrey Weiss.

Ed Ruscha / Now Then: A Retrospective

A sweeping cross-media survey of Ruscha’s six-decade career, from paintings and works on paper to photographs and artist's books, with essays by leading scholars

Spanning 65 years of Ed Ruscha’s remarkable career and mirroring his own cross-disciplinary approach, Ed Ruscha / Now Then features over 250 objects, produced from 1958 to the present, including paintings, drawings, prints, films, photographs, artist’s books and installations. Published to accompany the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date, and his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, this richly illustrated catalog highlights Ruscha’s most acclaimed works alongside lesser-known aspects of his practice.
Essays by an interdisciplinary group of contributors examine Ruscha’s work under a new light, beyond the categories of Pop and Conceptual art with which he has traditionally been associated, to present fresh perspectives on one of the most influential figures in postwar American art. Taken together, they underscore Ruscha’s singular contributions, including his material exploration of language, experiments with unconventional mediums—such as gunpowder, chocolate or chewing tobacco—and his groundbreaking self-published books. Supplemented by an illustrated chronology and exhibition history, this publication captures the ceaseless reinvention that has defined his prolific, six-decade career.
Ed Ruscha (born 1937) was raised in Oklahoma City and moved to Los Angeles in 1956, where he attended the Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts). First showing with the Ferus Gallery in the early 1960s, Ruscha was included in Walter Hopps' landmark Pop art show New Painting of Common Objects at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1962. He has since shown his work extensively, most recently in several medium-specific museum surveys, including the 2004 exhibition Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips®, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, which traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the 2009 exhibition Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting at the Hayward Gallery, London, which traveled to the Haus der Kunst, Munich, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In 2005, he represented the United States at the 51st Venice Biennale. Ruscha lives and works in Los Angeles.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New York Times: Arts

Roberta Smith

The most comprehensive survey to date of the artist’s six-decade career

Artforum

David Platzker

The schemas of many of Ruscha’s drawings and paintings establish his idealization of how information could be conveyed in a flash.

The New York Times: Arts

Jason Farago

Ed Ruscha, intrepid explorer of language and image, prefigured a digital culture of words on the move. A retrospective at MoMA shines new light on his groundbreaking career: the books, the paintings, the room made of chocolate.

ARTnews

Alex Greenberger

Think of Ruscha’s oeuvre as a bizarre, decades-long bit about failures to communicate. It’s the contemporary-art equivalent to “Who’s on First?”: an extended gag in which meaning slips between words like oil running across water.

New York Magazine: Vulture

Jerry Saltz

The keen observations and careful execution of these paintings speak to a maniacal tendency in America toward anger, billboards that are empty of sentences but have plenty to say.

Wall Street Journal

Peter Plagens

Just about everything that Mr. Ruscha has ever put his hand to is—radically and conventionally at the same time—simply very good-looking.

Guardian

Veronica Esposito

Giving viewers an encounter with something that may not mean anything at all, or be a concept that is so overdetermined as to be impermeable, these are parts of art too – parts that Ruscha excels at like few others.

Los Angeles Times

Christopher Knight

The excellent catalog to the exhibition features a revealing cover...Could there be a more succinct introduction to Ruscha’s six decades of exceptional art?

New Yorker

Arn Jackson

If you think you hate conceptual art, see this show. Chances are you hate bad conceptual art. Ruscha made drawings using gunpowder and paintings of maple syrup and beans, but few image-makers have so rarely lapsed into gimmickry, and even fewer have got such consistent laughs.

The Art Newspaper

Yablonsky Linda

There is very little in it not to like. Anyone can connect to a picture with no fixed meaning; like the dual-action exhibition title, every Ruscha is a two-way street.

Brooklyn Rail

McGlynn Tom

As this survey shows, Ruscha grew out of the temptation to such polarizing jibing to become the finely sharpened commentator in his work that both the State of the Union and artworld, as a whole, deserve.

New York Review of Books

Susan Tallman

Sassy, reverent, diffident, disarming: an unprecedented survey of the artist’s career is an enticement into looking at the unremarkable.

New York Review of Books

Susan Tallman

Sassy, reverent, diffident, disarming: an unprecedented survey of the artist’s career is an enticement into looking at the unremarkable.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/7/2024

Ed Ruscha / Now Then opens at LACMA

Ed Ruscha / Now Then opens at LACMA

Featured spreads are reproduced from Ed Ruscha / Now Then, the definitive survey of the revered west coast Pop artist’s work, published on the occasion of the career-spanning exhibition on view now in his adopted hometown. Collecting everything from his earliest works on paper to his classic, deadpan word paintings to his legendary self-published artist’s books, photographs, prints and rare installations, this is a book for life. “I’m not just looking for pretty flowers to paint,” he is quoted in the book. “There is a certain flavor of decadence that inspires me. And when I drive into some sort of industrial wasteland in America, with the themeparks and the warehouses, there’s something saying something to me.” continue to blog


ED RUSCHA MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Ed Ruscha / Now Then: A Retrospective

ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN: A RETROSPECTIVE

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 9781633451506
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Pub Date: 10/3/2023
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Ed Ruscha: Very

ED RUSCHA: VERY

Hatje Cantz

ISBN: 9783775744324
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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Ed Ruscha: A Reader

ED RUSCHA: A READER

JRP|Editions

ISBN: 9783037645383
USD $29.95
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Pub Date: 1/21/2025
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Seven

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME SEVEN

Steidl/Gagosian Gallery

ISBN: 9783958291867
USD $200.00
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Pub Date: 3/28/2017
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Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words

ED RUSCHA: RIBBON WORDS

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art

ISBN: 9780996918114
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 8/23/2016
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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
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Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Five

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME FIVE

Steidl

ISBN: 9783869302515
USD $200.00
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Pub Date: 11/15/2012
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Ed Ruscha: Books and Paintings

ED RUSCHA: BOOKS AND PAINTINGS

Richter Verlag

ISBN: 9783941263574
USD $49.95
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Pub Date: 1/31/2015
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Four

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME FOUR

Steidl & Partners

ISBN: 9783865218339
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Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Three

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME THREE

Steidl The Masters

ISBN: 9783865213686
USD $200.00
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Pub Date: 7/1/2007
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Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Two

ED RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS, VOLUME TWO

Steidl/Gagosian Gallery

ISBN: 9783865211385
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Pub Date: 8/15/2005
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Parkett No. 55 Ed Ruscha, Andreas Slominski, Sam Taylor-Wood

PARKETT NO. 55 ED RUSCHA, ANDREAS SLOMINSKI, SAM TAYLOR-WOOD

Parkett

ISBN: 9783907582053
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Pub Date: 6/2/1999
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