EDWARD RUSCHA

Catalogue raisonné of the works on paper. Volume one: 1956-1976

 

Mutina LIBRARY is a visual compendium made of all the inspirational sources that brought Mutina brand to life and shape. 
Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper is a collection that chronicles the first two decades of Ed Ruscha’s productions, curated by Gagosian Gallery. Ruscha came to prominence in the early 1960s as part of the Pop art movement.

«This Information Man would also have details as to the placement and whereabouts of things. He could tell me possibly of all the books of mine that are out in the public that only 17 are actually placed face up with nothings covering them. […] 58 have been lost lost; 14 totally destroyed by water or fire; while 216 could be considered badly worn. […] Of the approximate 5,000 books of Edward Ruscha that have been purchased, only 32 have actually been used in a directly functional manner : 13 of these have been used as weights for paper or other thing, 7 have been used as swatters to kill small insects such as flies and mosquitoes and 2 have been used in bodily self-defense. […] It would be nice to know these things.»

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