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Paul Ruscha on campus for free master class

Jan. 8, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Paul Ruscha is giving a master mlass on "Documenting Art Work" Saturday, Jan. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. in East Hall at Western Michigan University. The free public master class is sponsored by the WMU School of Art.

Best known today for his collaborations with his brother Ed Ruscha, Paul has documented Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, and Melrose Avenue, each one from beginning to end, for books Ed created. Since 1990, Paul has worked full-time for Ed documenting and photographing his work, as well as managing all exhibitions with museums and galleries and supervising the publication of all catalogs. Recently, he wrote the catalog essay for the exhibition held at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2002, "Ed Ruscha: Birds, Fish and Offspring."

Previously, Paul Ruscha worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. While in New York, he also worked as a studio assistant for Lowell Nesbitt, as well as a number of prominent magazines and organizations.

For additional information, contact the School of Art Exhibitions Office at 269-387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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