Sterling Ruby

Hunted Projects has received a copy of Sterling Ruby (Contemporary Artists Series) By Kate Fowle, Franklin Sirmans & Jessica Morgan, published by Phaidon.

American artist Sterling Ruby is one of the most versatile and acute observers of our time, a sculptor, painter and videographer; Ruby fuses art with a number of creative disciplines in a revolutionary way. This new title in Phaidon's renowned Contemporary Artist Series is a comprehensive study of his work, his exhibitions and his writing, alongside an exclusive and in-depth interview.

Influenced by a wide range of sources, including marginalised societies, maximum-security prisons, modernist architecture, artefacts and antiquities, graffiti and waste, consumption and urban gangs, Ruby works in a large variety of media, including sculpture, ceramics, painting, and video art. His work with multiple disciplines has seen him involved in many creative fields including fashion. He has collaborated extensively with Raf Simons designing clothing, including a range of denim jackets and a boutique in Tokyo.

Equally at home with abstract and realist representations, Ruby has never shield away from exploring the most problematic aspects of art and society - an approach that has consecrated his status as one of the most interesting and versatile artists to emerge in the twenty-first century. Ruby's work has been exhibited globally in some of the most prestigious galleries, museums and institutes including MOMA New York, MOCA Los Angeles, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. 

Ruby is a radical artist of the modern age; this comprehensive exploration of his work, featuring over 200 colour photographs, is an important document of one of the most significant artists of our time.

Publication Details


290mm x 250mm

160 Pages

200 colour illustrations

Published 7 November 2016

Published by Phaidon

ISBN: 978-071-487-0434