Gagosian Gallery on the Upper Eastside is presenting an exhibition featuring the artist books of Ed Ruscha and more than one hundred artists he has inspired.

Tuesday, March 5–Saturday, April 27, 2013
New York NY

Ed Ruscha’s publication of artist books beginning in the early 1960s had a profound effect on other contemporary artists. Bruce Nauman’s Burning Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books directly influenced by and in conversation with Ruscha’s publications; in this case Ruscha’s Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book featuring documentary-like photographs of matches, a smoking pipe, and other forms of fire. The opening of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coincide with the release of MIT Press’s Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will feature over one hundred artist books by Ruscha and numerous others, showcasing Ruscha’s lasting impact along with those he has inspired.

For more information please contact the gallery at newyork@gagosian.com or at 212.744.2313.

About Ed Ruscha
Born in 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska, Edward Ruscha moved to Oklahoma City in 1941 and to Los Angeles in 1956 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute. He had his first solo exhibition in 1963 at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. At the start of the seventies, Ruscha began showing his work with the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. He currently shows with the Gagosian Gallery in New York, Beverly Hills and London.

About Gagosian Gallery
Gagosian Gallery is a contemporary art gallery owned and directed by Larry Gagosian. There are currently eleven gallery spaces: three in New York; two in London; one in each of Beverly Hills, Rome, Athens, Paris, Geneva and Hong Kong.

Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075
(212) 744-2313

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