Copying and Collecting: In the Studio with Allen Ruppersberg
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Copying and Collecting: In the Studio with Allen Ruppersberg

“You want people to see something that is important, and it’s your job as an artist to focus that somehow.” Inside his studio in El Segundo, California, Allen Ruppersberg discusses the roles collecting and copying play in his practice—and how ephemera, from old comic strips and advertising signage to historical materials from the Walker Art Center Archives, makes its way into his art.

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