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Marc Selwyn Fine Art is pleased to announce our second solo exhibition with Allen Ruppersberg: Past Present Future. The show preceeds the artist’s upcoming retrospective, Intellectual Property 1968-2018, at the Walker Art Center which opens in spring 2018 and travels to the Hammer Museum in 2019.

Past Present Future brings together nine photo-based works in which the artist appropriates images from vintage comics, billboards, street scenes, his own early work and a variety of other sources. Ruppersberg utilizes a wide spectrum of imagery and technologies, including vinyl records, light boxes, video and iPhone photography. The Los Angeles street – bus benches in the shadow of palm trees, billboards with blue sky backdrops and asphalt which shimmers like stars in the night sky - is the central focus in the exhibition.

Allen Ruppersberg (b. 1944) graduated from Chouinard Institute, Los Angeles, in 1967. He is a first generation California conceptual artist and had meaningful relationships with John Baldessari, Allan McCollum, William Leavitt and many other conceptualists.

Ruppersberg’s first retrospective, The Secret of Life and Death, was shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1985. Other exhibitions include One of Many – Origins and Variants, was shown at the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, Germany (2005), and traveled to the Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2007), the Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (2006), and the Centro Adnaluz de Art Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain (2006). No Time Left to Start Again and Again will open May 16, 2014 at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, following an appearance at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ruppersberg has been the subject of over 60 solo shows and included in numerous group shows such as Under the Big Black Sun at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles during the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980. His work is in the collection of public institutions such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Cleveland Art Museum, Le Fonds Ronal d’Art Contemporain, France, among many others. Ruppersberg lives and works in Los Angeles and New York.

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