h1.Book Covers By Artists #1
Honey, I Rearranged the Collection by Allen Ruppersberg
On the occasion of the release of this new edition by
Allen Ruppersberg, we also displayed a selection of Ruppersberg books and editions from 1969 to the present. Honey, I Rearranged the Collection by Allen Ruppersberg, extends the artist’s ongoing series of posters initiated in the early seventies, collectively titled The Novel that Writes Itself.
Our edition features this design silk-screened on a lightweight paper, suitable for folding or framing. The work is intended to be used as a protective cover for almost any book, from pocket book to coffee table book. Fold to fit, or keep as a poster. Black text on four different colored backgrounds.
56 × 35 cm (14 × 22 inches)., silk-screen on 70 pound acid-free paper.
Thanks to the Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, and to the artist, for their collaboration.
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Lives and Works: Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY
Education: BFA, Chouinard Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1967
A pioneer of American Conceptual art, Allen Ruppersberg works in a variety of mediums including paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, and books. Through his work, Ruppersberg forces his audience to rethink and reevaluate what constitutes fine art and the means of production behind an artwork. While studying in Los Angeles, Ruppersberg formed meaningful relationships with artists such as John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, William Wegman, and Allan McCollum. In 1969, Ruppersberg participated in the revolutionary exhibition When Attitude Becomes Form, which challenged curatorial strategies and featured Conceptual art installations. Ruppersberg has since been recognized as one of the most important practitioners of installation art, producing art works such as Al’s Cafe (1969), Al’s Grand Hotel (1971), and The Novel that Writes Itself (1978). The Novel that Writes Itself exemplifies Ruppersberg effort to conceptualize communication in modern society through large installation pieces evoking themes of mass media and consumer society.
Ruppersberg has exhibited his work in over sixty solo shows and nearly 200 group shows since the late 1960s. His works can be found in the permanent collections of numerous institutions and museums worldwide.
4: Attendees browse Art Metropole's collection during the launch for Ruppersber's new multiple.