Between text and the (albeit short) stories his painted words tell, it should be no surprise that Ed Ruscha has a fascination with books. This collection of books – painted, drawn, or photographed representations of them, or the actual objects – follows the Reading Ed Ruscha exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz. It explores his long-time obsession with books and "his richly diverse investigations of the book as a subject, as a support for making pictures, or as an actual object." Ed Ruscha, books, marbled pages – no graphic designer could resist this one.
"Sometimes I wonder whether I am painting pictures of words or whether I’m painting pictures with words"
– Ed Ruscha