The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Poster: Watch Out! over Circus scene

Created 5 Acquired 1985

"Colby Poster, signed"

Artwork Story

Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

The lecture (see Stories, What I Learned...) says quite a bit about Ruppersberg's way of making art, selecting and combining elements of everyday life, from which surprising meanings can emerge. Versions of these posters can be found on any urban street corner, shop window or telephone pole. Once you have absorbed some of Ruppersberg's work, those posters will never look quite the same again.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

Artwork Story

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About the Artist

Allen Ruppersberg


Also By This Artist

1 of 3 Poster OBJECTs: up/down
Created 8 Acquired 1988

1 of 3 Poster OBJECTs: true/false
Created 8 Acquired 1988

1 of 3 Poster OBJECTSs:
Created 1998 Acquired 1990

A - B
Created 1971 Acquired 19957

A novel that Writes Itself
Created 1996 Acquired 1996

"A Novel That Writes Itself (S, and J major chrs)"
Created 1978 Acquired 19780000

Al's Cafe Revisited (Menu)
Acquired 1979

Al's Cafe: Marshmallows on desert

Al's Cafe: Russell Stover Candy

An Illustration for the Novel that Writes Itself
Created 1983 Acquired 1987

Art Futures/Future Art
Created 1989ca Acquired 19890000

Art Futures: replaced by inheritance #205

Between the Scenes
Created 1973 Acquired 197531

Book Review
Created 1973 Acquired 19957

Calendar Print
Created 1989 Acquired 1989

Calendar Print
Created 1989 Acquired 1989

Catalog with many signatures
Created 1996 Acquired 19960000

Creative License

Documentation of Al's Cafe: stored for Al in fireproof drawer

Drawing for a Left and Right Handed Person
Created 1975 Acquired 19750600

Drawn From Life
Created 1981 Acquired 1982311

Drawn From Life Too
Created 1981 Acquired 19823

News From Nowhere (The Mystery of Faith)
Created 1986 Acquired 1986116

Family Melodrama
Created 1985 ca Acquired 19850000approx

Happy Birthday (Dymotape for Stuart's 50th)
Created 1988 Acquired 19880318

Houdini Relic
Created 1992 Acquired 1993

Illustrations Vol II
Created 1991 Acquired 1991

Inheritance: Bugs Bunny Comic
Acquired 1990

Letterhead etc. from Al's Grand Hotel
Created 1971 Acquired 1991

Not Art But Not The Last Of Everything
Acquired 19900000????

On Possession and Sexual Loss; an Objective Correlative
Created 1979 Acquired 197994

Poster: Drawn from Life by A. Ruppersberg
Created 5 Acquired 1985

Poster: Translated by A. Ruppersberg
Created 5 Acquired 1985

Created 1991 Acquired 19910000

The Last of Everything
Created 1985 Acquired 1985

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Created 1974 Acquired 1983

"The Sky Above, The Mud Below (Author Pennants)"
Created 1988 Acquired 19957

Those Spences
Acquired 19900000????

Untitled (Jean-Luc Godard)
Acquired 1990

Videotape : Lecture on Houdini
Acquired 1985

Created 1985 Acquired 1994

The Best of All Possible Worlds
Created 1997622 Acquired 20041210