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Alex Gartenfeld, Eva Respini

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby
$ 35.00| £ 27.50 (* recommended retail price)

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.

Exhibition Itinerary:

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

November 7, 2019–February 2, 2020

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

February 26–May 17, 2020

Hardcover, Paperback with Jacket, 192 pages, 23,0 x 28,0 cm, 9.1 x 11.0 in, 129 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5879-6
US November 12, 2019
UK November 05, 2019
Status of delivery: This title is available.


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.

Alex Gartenfeld

EVA RESPINI is Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

ALEX GARTENFELD is Deputy Director and Chief Curator at ICA Miami.

Alex Gartenfeld

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