Artist

Ruscha Edward

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.
 

Exhibitions
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Parole, parole, parole…
Spazioborgogno presents Parole, parole, parole… (Words, words, words…), an exhibition exploring...
28 Nov 2013 - 04 Jan 2014
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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
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Ed Ruscha: Mixmaster
The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli continues its research project on collecting and introduces...
07 Nov 2015 - 08 Mar 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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