Artist: Edward Ruscha
Title: News, Mews, Pews, Brews, Stews & Dues
Dimensions: Six prints, each 23″ x 32″
Location in Library: Fourth floor
Media: Silkscreen prints on paper
works on paper
Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Edward Ruscha
In the series News, Mews, Pews, Brews, Stews & Dues, Ruscha probes the visual and emotive power of words by playing with similar sounds and humorous rhymes. The six words he uses are rendered in an old Gothic-style lettering and are expressions of Ruscha’s impressions of England — its houses, cathedrals, cuisine, etc. The artist experiments with the printmaking media, using organic materials such as black currant pie filling, red salmon roe, raw egg, squid ink, chutney, chocolate syrup, Bolognese sauce, daffodils, and axle grease to create the silk-screened prints.
– Website of the Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné
– Ed Ruscha at Gagosian Gallery
– Ed Ruscha at MoMA
– “One Artist Journeys Down Another’s ‘Road'” (from the New York Times)
– Marshall, Richard. Ed Ruscha, 2003.
Call Number: N6537 .R87 M37x 2003
– Ruscha, Edward. Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages, 2002.
Call Number: N6537 .R87 A35 2002
– Engberg, Siri. Edward Ruscha: Editions, 1959-1999: Catalogue Raisonné, 1999.
Call Number: Folio N6537 .R87 A4 1999