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STERLING RUBY, ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
ED SCHAD


$65.00  
         




Published by Xavier Hafkens.
72 pages.
Paperback with iridescent cover.

This catalogue was originally published with an exhibition featuring work by artist Sterling Ruby and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that was shown at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, in 2010. Ten years later, the gallery has published a revised edition of the catalogue that includes original texts by Ed Schad and Ruby, whose practice involves an interweaving of philosophical enquiry and material investigation across a remarkably diverse visual range, wherein also different techniques and media are (re-)combined. Ruby’s reconfigured, non-hierarchical objects thus offer a stark contrast to the nuanced, black-and-white and often erotic imagery that characterises Mapplethorpe’s body of work.


        BLUE FLOWER TEXTS, ŌTAUTAHI, 2021