Sterling Ruby (b. 1972)
signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'SP22 S.R.08' (on the reverse)
spray paint on canvas
100 x 144 in. (254 x 365.7 cm.)
Painted in 2008.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
R. Smith, "Art in Review: Substraction," The New York Times, 25 April 2008, p. E29 (illustrated).
J. Deitch, Live the Art: 15 Years of Deitch Projects, New York, 2014, pp. 320-321 (illustrated).
New York, Deitch Projects, Substraction, March-May 2008.

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“He’s inventing new forms that are somehow both alien and familiar—that feel like they are tapping into the pulse of our time. Sterling’s work doesn’t look like anyone else’s.”
- Alex Israel, quoted in K. West, “Sterling Ruby: Balancing Act,” W Magazine, May 2014.

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