Dean, Robert and Lisa Turvey. ED RUSCHA: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings. Volume Seven: 2004-2011.550 pages, including 450 color plates. 4to, cloth. Gottingen, Steidl in association with Gagosian Gallery, 2017.
Comprises 230 paintings and studies that are reproduced in color and accompanied by detailed exhibition and bibliographic histories. The work of this period extends various earlier series, including Ruscha's "mountain" paintings, a number of which now incorporate texts from Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. Other important works take decay, waste and retrieval, and the passage of time as themes, notably the "Course of Empire" series and the "Psycho Spaghetti Western" paintings.