Book Signing: Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting at Book Soup, Los Angeles
Last Saturday evening, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have the great and famous Ed Ruscha sign his latest book, “Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting” at Book Soup, Los Angeles. Not only I am pleased have had the opportunity to meet Mr. Ruscha, but I also have a book signed by him added to my library.
Fifty Years of Painting focuses on Ruscha’s majestic oeuvre of paintings. The publication, comes housed in a slipcase with the artist’s classic painting “Standard Station” (1966) on the front, and, alongside fantastic reproductions, it contains a preface by novelist James Ellroy, essays by Ralph Rugoff, Alexandra Schwartz and Ulrich Wilmes, a text by novelist Bruce Wagner, an interview with the artist by Kristine McKenna, an illustrated chronology and an exhibition history.
It is worth checking out Mr. Ruscha’s artwork if you have not had the opportunity.