Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages

Leave Any Information at the Signal Writings Interviews Bits Pages An anthology of writings interviews and images by artist Ed Ruscha Ed Ruscha is among the most innovative artists of the last forty years He is also one of the first Americans to introduce a critiqu

  • Title: Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages
  • Author: Ed Ruscha Alexandra Schwartz
  • ISBN: 9780262681520
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • An anthology of writings, interviews, and images by artist Ed Ruscha.Ed Ruscha is among the most innovative artists of the last forty years He is also one of the first Americans to introduce a critique of popular culture and an examination of language into the visual arts Although he first made his reputation as a painter, Ruscha is also celebrated for his drawings madeAn anthology of writings, interviews, and images by artist Ed Ruscha.Ed Ruscha is among the most innovative artists of the last forty years He is also one of the first Americans to introduce a critique of popular culture and an examination of language into the visual arts Although he first made his reputation as a painter, Ruscha is also celebrated for his drawings made both with conventional materials and with food, blood, gunpowder, and shellac , prints, films, photographs, and books He is often associated with Los Angeles as a Pop and Conceptualist hub, but tends to regard such labels with a satirical, if not jaundiced, eye Indeed, his work is characterized by the tensions between high and low, solemn and irreverent, and serious and nonsensical, and it draws on popular culture as well as Western art traditions Leave Any Information at the Signal not only documents the work of this influential artist as he rose to prominence but also contains his writings and commentaries on other artistic developments of the period.The book is divided into three parts, each of which is arranged chronologically Part one contains statements, letters, and other writings Part two consists of than fifty interviews, some of which have never before been published or translated into English Part three contains sketchbook pages, word groupings, and other notes that chart how Ruscha develops ideas and solves artistic problems They are published here for the first time The book also contains than eighty illustrations, selected and arranged by the artist.

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    One thought on “Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages

    1. Petr

      This is a fascinating series of interviews where Ed Ruscha is thinking aloud about art, inspiration and urban landscapes. I've made numerous notes and will certainly be returning to this book. It is a surprisingly easy read, because of the conversational style.For anything an artist does though, he must be ready to take the consequences. If an artist paints tits and ass he can’t say, “I want my work to be seen only as a religious statement.” He’s got to realize that people are going to s [...]

    2. A

      As a preface to the interviews, there is a a series of statements and writings. The interviews are chronological, the earliest going back to 1965 with John Coplans for Artforum. After the interviews are "bits," and pages from notebooks.While reading the interviews, it occurred to me that one is dependent upon having some sort of rapport or conversation with the person who is doing the interview, and that one's response can be based on this. With this in mind, some of the interviews were less int [...]

    3. Joe

      The fascinating 116 page interview from '81 is reason alone for those with a serious interest in Ruscha to seek out this book.

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