Monday, August 10, 2009

Where Fine Art & Design Unite…

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I don't care much for purists in art and design. Art, in all of its various forms – by its very essence, is borderless and free to go wherever it so please. And one of my favorite artists who did such a beautiful job crossing lines at will was Ed Ruscha.

His use of type and his grand appreciation for photography, architecture, mixed medium (we're talking everything from hot sauce, caviar to oil) and traditional painting methods always please my aesthetic senses.

His work is being both beautifully and painstakingly collected into a series of catalogues: Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings: Volume 1, 2, 3 & 4. Each of the four titles is currently available at D.A.P. here, here, here and here.