Sterling Ruby by Alex GartenfeldSterling Ruby by Alex Gartenfeld

Sterling Ruby

byAlex Gartenfeld, Eva RespiniContribution byJeffrey De Blois

Paperback | November 12, 2019

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This book presents twenty years of Sterling Ruby's iconic, multidisciplinary works.

From his sublime abstract paintings to his soft sculpture "vampires" comprising American flags, Sterling Ruby is "one of the most interesting artists to emerge in this century," according to The New York Times. Accompanying Ruby's first US museum survey, this book takes a thematic approach to the artist's work, focusing on his critical invocation of imagery related to American identity. Beginning with his earliest collages, this book demonstrates his distinctive approach to psychological, cultural, and topical concerns. It includes his recent mobiles and polyurethanes, demonstrating his continuous engagement with themes such as prison reform, labor conditions, and vernacular cultures. Readers can compare smaller works on canvas and in clay to monumental sculptures made from submarine parts or giant skyscrapers rendered in toxically bright colors.

Published with ICA Miami and ICA/Boston
ALEX GARTENFELD is Artistic Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.EVA RESPINI is Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
Title:Sterling RubyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:11 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:November 12, 2019Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3791358790

ISBN - 13:9783791358796