Documenting Sterling Ruby s first exhibition with Gagosian Gallery, this catalog includes beautiful colored reproductions of the artist s newest suite of spray paintings, "VIVIDS, "electric color fields representing the artist s ruminations on the shifting, multihued Los Angeles skies that he encounters en route to his studio. Additional color photographs of Ruby s workspace, as well as installation shots of the aforementioned exhibit, appear throughout the book documenting the creative process.
Accompanying it all is new text from art historian Eugene Wang that situates Ruby s work within the landscape of twenty-first-century art, while also acknowledging the debt it owes to such midcentury modernists as Barnett Newman and Andy Warhol. Wang deftly places Ruby s VIVIDS in their proper context, temporally, geographically, and sociopolitically."
Sterling Ruby: Vivids
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