RUBY, Sterling. Chron.
(New York, NY): Sterling Ruby and Karma, 2015. First edition. Octavo. Unpaginated (496 pages). A volume illustrating over 300 collages and works on paper including. Ruby’s DRFTRS and EXHM series. The latter, massive pieces of cardboard originally used as a shell for the studio floor, are painted in deep hues of primary colors and exhibit the continued accrual of urethane and studio debris, a technique the artist continues to explore today. Proclaimed “one of the most interesting artists to emerge in this century” by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith, Ruby–with his graffiti-based spray paint drawings, nail-polish abstractions and inscribed Formica sculptures–has perfected a sort of anti-minimalism. This is a near fine copy, from the deluxe edition of just 40 copies with hand-embellished cover by the artist.