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Sterling Ruby


A comprehensive study of one of the most versatile artists and acute observers of our time, who fuses art and fashion


Interview by Kate Fowle, Survey by Franklin Sirmans, Focus by Jessica Morgan, Artist's Writings by Sterling Ruby


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Price: USD$49.95

A comprehensive study of one of the most versatile artists and acute observers of our time, who fuses art and fashion

American artist Sterling Ruby works in a large variety of media, including sculpture, ceramics, painting, and video art. Ruby is influenced by a wide range of sources, including marginalized societies, maximum-security prisons, modernist architecture, artefacts and antiquities, graffiti, waste and consumption, and urban gangs. Through these, he examines the psychological space where individual expression confronts social constraint.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 160 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714870434

Kate Fowle is chief curator for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and director-at-large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York.

Franklin Sirmans is director of the Pérez Art Museum in Miami.

Jessica Morgan is director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York.

Sterling Ruby is based in Los Angeles and is represented by SpruthMagers (London, Berlin, Los Angeles), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), and Gagosian (worldwide).

"The first book to collect the multifaceted work of the LA-based artist... Reflects on the work of an iconic living artist and examines how the Raf Simons collaborator confronts contemporary society through ceramics, collages, videos and paintings." —Amuse-i-d.vice.com

"Authoritative and extensively illustrated." —Artnet

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"The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about."—Artforum

"The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art."—Time Out

"A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists."—The Sunday Times

"Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment."—The Art Book

"The first book to collect the multifaceted work of the LA-based artist. ...reflects on the work of an iconic living artist and examines how the Raf Simons collaborator confronts contemporary society through ceramics, collages, videos and paintings." —Amuse-i-d.vice.com

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