Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper: Volume Three, 1998–2018
Volume three of this catalogue raisonné project documents the more than one thousand unique works on paper that Ed Ruscha made between 1998 and 2018. In this period, Ruscha further developed some of his iconic subjects, among them film titles, gasoline stations, mountains, and, of course, words and phrases. He also expanded into new thematic territory in palindrome drawings, maplike representations, and “swiped word” works that incisively reflect the contemporary moment. Included are pencil, dry pigment, pastel, and acrylic drawings on paper, board, and assorted unconventional supports; collages and photo-based works; and sketches and studies for various contemporaneous paintings, commissions, and miscellaneous projects. The publication features essays by series editor Lisa Turvey and art historian Lucy Bradnock.