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Card from Ed Ruscha ‘Photographs’ exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills. RARE

Card from Ed Ruscha ‘Photographs’ exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills. RARE

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Card from Ed Ruscha ‘Photographs’ exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.
20th March - 19th April 2003
Size: 20 x 25cm
Beautifully printed with Ed Ruscha in silver onto heavy card. 

Although most of the photographs to be exhibited were originally used in the creation of Ruscha's books (1963-1978), the artist has printed several new images from his numerous negatives and contact sheets in preparation for this exhibition. The artist's conceptual use of photography in books takes its cue from the livres d'artiste made by such artists as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. However, Ruscha's books mark a significant departure from traditional formats as they are assembled but not composed, clean but not slick, and were meant for broad distribution.