Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook

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Independent Curators International (ICI) #ad - For the second sourcebook in the series, iCI has invited conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg to cull his archives, stored between his family home in Cleveland and his studio in Los Angeles. In 2011, a new publication series with a focus on artists and their practice, Independent Curators International ICI launched Sourcebook, offering a fresh perspective on political and cultural issues impacting and inspiring the artistic process.

Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook #ad - Each volume is edited by an artist, from a selection of his or her own archive, documents, articles, and is comprised of images, letters and newspaper clippings. This material becomes the visual registry that is reconfigured in numerous Ruppersberg projects. Articulated around nine important works spanning the breadth of the artist’s practice from 1978–2012, educational slides, home movies, the publication delves into the primary material that Ruppersberg uses as his medium: popular culture ephemera, snapshots, newspapers, magazine covers, advertising and posters.

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Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018

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Walker Art Center #ad - Produced by the walker’s award-winning design studio and in close collaboration with the artist, the book presents a holistic view of Ruppersberg’s wide-ranging, 50-year practice. Born in cleveland, ohio in 1944, Allen Ruppersberg has been the subject of more than 60 solo shows. His work is in the collection of public institutions such as the los angeles County Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Le Fonds Ronal d’Art, among many others.

The artist as collector and champion of the american vernacular Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018 accompanies a major retrospective exhibition on one of conceptual art’s most inventive and acclaimed practitioners. From his earliest works, the artist has also welcomed the involvement of the viewer as participant, visual density, inviting an immersive experience of his work through language, accumulated elements and ideas.

This fully illustrated catalog is the most comprehensive publication to date on Ruppersberg’s work, featuring a wealth of scholarly content and critical writing connecting Ruppersberg’s work to the larger contemporary art field. Emerging in late-1960s los angeles, ruppersberg was among that city’s first generation of conceptual artists to espouse a working method that privileges ideas and process over conventional aesthetic objects.

Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018 #ad - Ruppersberg lives and works in Los Angeles, Cleveland and New York. Deploying posters, books, his projects have consistently had at their center a focus on the American vernacular―its music, postcards and even a café and hotel, popular imagery and ephemera―mining the nuances of culture through its unsung conventions.

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