Edward Ruscha

Born in Omaha, 1937

Ed Ruscha’s photography, drawing, painting, and artist books record the shifting emblems of American life in the last half century. His deadpan representations of Hollywood logos, stylized gas stations, and archetypal landscapes distil the imagery of popular culture into a language of cinematic and typographical codes that are as accessible as they are profound. Ruscha’s wry choice of words and phrases, which feature heavily in his work, draw upon the moments of incidental ambiguity implicit in the interplay between the linguistic signifier and the concept signified. Although his images are undeniably rooted in the vernacular of a closely observed American reality, his elegantly laconic art speaks to more complex and widespread issues regarding the appearance, feel, and function of the world and our tenuous and transient place within it.

Ed Ruscha: Out of Context
Presenting works from private collections around the world, ”Ed Ruscha: Out of Context“ is...
15 Mar 2020
Hong Kong
Parole, parole, parole…
Spazioborgogno presents Parole, parole, parole… (Words, words, words…), an exhibition exploring...
28 Nov 2013 - 04 Jan 2014
The Show is Over
Gagosian Gallery presents The Show is Over, an exhibition about abstraction and the end of painting,...
15 Oct 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
Gagosian London Davies Street
Ed Ruscha: Mixmaster
The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli continues its research project on collecting and introduces...
07 Nov 2015 - 08 Mar 2016
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
Dont’ Shoot The Painter. Paintings from UBS Art Collection.
New event with masterpieces from the UBS Art Collection: the GAM and the Municipality of Milan with UBS...
17 Jun 2015 - 04 Oct 2015
GAM Milano
The Museum of Everything at Kunsthal Rotterdam
The Museum of Everything is the first and only travelling institution for undiscovered, unintentional,...
05 Mar 2016 - 22 May 2016
2050. A Brief History of the Future
The exhibition takes its name from the book by Jacques Attali, published in 2006, in which the author...
23 Mar 2016 - 29 May 2016
Palazzo Reale
Steidl Deck: 1001 Steidl Books
DECK’s galleries will be transformed into a library, inviting artists, photographers, students and...
07 Apr 2016 - 22 May 2016
Life World. Photography from the CIAC Collection
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Life World, a selection of photographic works from the Collection...
27 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Self-Preservation: With Or Without Applause
The curatorial collective Primary. houses the group exhibition “Self-Preservation: With Or Without...
01 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
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