This book was published on the occasion of Gagosian’s solo presentation of work by Ed Ruscha at Frieze New York 2014. On view in the booth was a new series of small bleach-on-linen paintings displaying cryptic snatches of language in pale, ghostly letters against somber gray, blue, and maroon grounds. On closer scrutiny, incidental spots and spatters appear, inadvertent results of the artist’s medium and process. In these works, all of which are reproduced in color in this book, Ruscha continues to explore the slippery relationships between image and word, original and readymade. The volume documents twenty-seven works and features a cover design by the artist.