Ruppersberg, who has lived between Los Angeles and New York since the 1960s, pushes the ordinary toward the extraordinary in wildly divergent works.
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If you walked down the High Line in the past month or two, chances are your eyes were caught by a garish grid of painted posters that slapped heavy black text on top of bright gradients of color. The project was Allen Ruppersberg’s billboard “You & Me,” and the posters were in the signature style of Los Angeles’s Colby Poster Printing Co, which, after serving artists like Ed Ruscha and Ruppersberg for decades, recently shut down on December 31, 2012.
apexart presents: “You can’t get there from here but you can get here from there” (YCGTFH), a new show curated by Courtenay Finn and featuring work by: Sophie Calle, Patty Chang, Rodney Graham, Joachim Koester, Kris Martin, Bruce Nauman, and Allen Ruppersberg. It opens today — Wednesday, September 15 (6-8pm).