Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.

Gagosian Gallery

February 18, 2013

Tuesday, March 5–Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY


Gagosian Gallery is presenting an exhibition featuring artist books by Ed Ruscha and more than one hundred artists he has inspired.

On March 6, Ed Ruscha takes the stage at The New York Public Library to reflect on his career and enduring influence in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE from the NYPL . For more information and to purchase tickets to this event, click here.

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 [​at​] gagosian.com or at 212.744.2313.

Gagosian Gallery was established in 1980 by Larry Gagosian.