Allen Ruppersberg by Cheryl Donegan (BOMB Magazine, Fall 2009)
“Al Ruppersberg is my favorite young artist. This might be an absurd way to describe someone whose exhibition record extends from the ’60s to today, yet that’s how I think of both him and his work: fresh, perennial, and maybe a bit underexposed. Maybe it’s the surprise of encountering his work, comprised of drawings, posters, collages, texts, books, and photographs—all alone or in rotating combinations, their colors vivid, their organization crisp. Yet for all their variety and arrangement, a familiar feeling creeps up on you, reminiscent of that used bookstore you used to haunt, that swap meet where you rifled through cartons of old magazines, that restaurant that time forgot.” Source: BOMB Magazine, Fall 2009 (includes audio excerpts).
Stacey on July 25, 2011