Ed Ruscha

  • Artist Biography
  • Ed Ruscha is an Los Angeles-based artist famous for his Pop Art text paintings and prints.  Ruscha’s started as a graphic designer and his interest in typography is evident in his practice that spans drawing, painting, photography, film, printmaking, and publishing. He is perhaps best known for his Gasoline Stations (1963), as well as his word paintings which skew the meaning of each word through color, background, and font. Deeply influenced by the culture and atmosphere of Southern California, Ruscha has become one of the most iconic and important artist of the Californian art scene. His works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He is represented by the Gagosian Gallery. He continues to live and work in Los Angeles, CA.
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