99r Big Twig, Ed Rossbach, mixed media, 14" x 10" x 12", 1984, $5,400
204r Ancient Relief Ed Rossbach cotton, 9" x 11", 1964, $4,500
188r Painted Newpaper, Ed Rossbach, newspaper and spraypaint, 5.5" x 5.5" x 9.5", 1987, $4,000
65r Pre-Columbian Jaquard #9, Ed Rossbach, jaquard woven, painted, 14" x 28", circa 1987, $6,000
62r Pre-Columbian, Jaquard #2, Ed Rossbach, jaquard woven;, painted tape appliqué, 40” x 30”, 1986, $6,500
58r More Fiber, Ed Rossbach, mixed media, 14" x 9" x 9", 1987, $4,000
57r Art Forum, Ed Rossbach, mixed media, 13"x 7" x 7", 1987, $4,000
100r Korean Shape, Ed Rossbach, (Annual Report Paper), mixed media, 13" x 9" x 9", $4,000
101r Puffed wheat, Ed Rossbach, mixed media, 12" x 8" x 8", 1987, $4,000
142r Tapa Construction, Ed Rossbach, drawn and transfer printed tapa cloth, 62" x 40", 1990, $7,500
44r El Salvador, Ed Rossbach, muslin, camouflage netting, sticks, plastic, plastic tape, wire, tied, dyed, linoleum block printed, contructed, 15.5" x 15.5" x 13", 1984, $5,000
Selected permanent collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (Wall Hangings and The New Classicism); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Structure in Textiles); Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (The Object as Poet); Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin (Fiber R/Evolution); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Racine Museum of Art, Wisconsin; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. (solo exhibition); Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Cooper Hewitt, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.
52r Warp Ikat Spiral, Ed Rossbach, 3’ X 9’, 1962, $9,000
“Well, I love all this mixture of things that people might interpret in various ways that I didn’t intend," Ed Rossbach observed several years before his death. “I think it’s sort of amusing to have people misunderstand things and take things seriously that you mean not to be serious. Of course I don’t persuade myself that people think much about these things at all; I think they just sort of pass before their eyes. May-be somebody will think a little bit about it, but I don’t think anybody is very concerned about what the meaning is of what I’m doing. I think it’s very unusual for people to look seriously at what someone else is offering as a work of art. You’re very much doing it for yourself. And I suppose that’s the essence of what I’m doing…." From: Musings on a Gallery Project for Fiberworks, 1979.