Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper: Volume One, 1956–1976
The Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, an ongoing project by Gagosian, comprehensively chronicles the first two decades of Ed Ruscha’s work on paper, which comprises the largest component of his oeuvre. More than one thousand works on paper are documented, all created between 1956 and 1976, and they encompass a wide range of formats, themes, and styles. Included are collages, ephemeral sketches, preparatory studies for paintings, oil-on-paper works, and drawings executed in a variety of inventive materials, among them gunpowder and organic substances. The publication features essays by series editor Lisa Turvey and curator Harry Cooper.