Artist’s Project: Allen Ruppersberg


For “House of Cards,” the esteemed conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg color-Xeroxed items from his various collections of pop ephemera and created 20 card-collages that can be removed by readers and subsequently shuffled and reorganized, allowing each viewer to create an endless variety of pictorial narratives.

Allen Ruppersberg, born in 1944 in Cleveland, OH, has been making art for over 40 years. His conceptual work is based on his extensive collections of comics, puzzles, vanity-press publications, educational films, and other pop-cultural ephemera. Ruppersberg has been the subject of numerous monographs, catalogs, critical essays, and one-person exhibitions. Ruppersberg’s 2003 installation, The Singing Posters: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl by Allen Ruppersberg, traveled around the world, and his installation No Time Left to Start Again: The B and D of R ’n’ R was featured at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. In 2011, he was the United States Artists' Oliver Fellow of Visual Arts. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.