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Ed Ruscha “Travel Log”

Ed Ruscha "Travel Log"

Ed Ruscha “Travel Log”

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art – Until Jan 3, 2021 Sonoma, California (US)

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This exhibition by Ed Ruscha includes black and white photographs. Rarely seen documenting the artist’s frequent trips from Los Angeles to Oklahoma in the 1960s. They reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings. Including images of gas stations. Restaurants. Streets in rural towns like Gallup, New Mexico and Winslow, Arizona. Also shown are examples of his well-known word impressions. Color lithographs that combine visual formality with playful language.

Ed Ruscha was born December 16, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska. His family moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1941. In 1956, Ruscha moved to Los Angeles. He attended the Chouinard Art Institute, from which he graduated in 1960. Ruscha’s early paintings gained attention as part of the Pop art movement of the 1960s. His art also has a history in Dada. Surrealism and abstract expressionism, and would be at the heart of conceptual art. His work includes paintings. Drawings. Engravings. Photographs. Artist books and movies. It is part of the collections of major national and international museums. Ruscha lives and works in Los Angeles.


Ed Ruscha, Double Standard, 1970 UBS Art Collection © Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist & Gagosian / UBS Art … | Typography, Double standards, Typographic art print


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