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Ed Ruscha: Road Tested

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Since his first road trip in 1956, driving from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles, Ed Ruscha has continued to muse on America as seen from the road: "I like being in the car, and seeing things from that vantage point," he has said. "Sometimes I give myself assignments to go out on the road and explore different ideas. My books are an example of that." Consisting of around 75 wo ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published April 30th 2011 by Hatje Cantz Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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In 1956, Ed Ruscha and his high school buddy Mason WIlliams drove west from their Oklahoma City digs to discover the creative frontier that was pre-60’s L.A. Williams famously went on to become a musician (“Classical Gas”) and later a staff member of the famed Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, while Ruscha emerged as one of the most important modern artists of our generation.

In “Ed Ruscha: Road Tested,” it is revealed that it was that same road trip that first formed the artist’s fascination with t
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In 1956, Ed Ruscha and his high-school friend, the future musician Mason Williams, drove from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles in a 1950 Ford Sedan. … For Ruscha in particular, the trip was seminal in putting his career in motion, not only literally, but conceptually.

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Ruscha has often said he doesn't want to write a book, just make one

-Michael Auping, Ed Ruscha: Road Tested
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