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Ed Ruscha


Born
in Omaha, Nebraska, The United States
December 16, 1937

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Genre
Art


Born in 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska, Edward Ruscha was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where his family moved in 1941. In 1956 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the Chouinard Art Institute, and had his first solo exhibition in 1963 at the Ferus Gallery. In 1973, Ruscha began showing his work with Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. He continues to live and work in Los Angeles, and currently shows with Gagosian Gallery.

Ruscha has consistently combined the cityscape of his adopted hometown with vernacular language to communicate a particular urban experience. Encompassing painting, drawing, photography, and artist's books, Ruscha's work holds the mirror up to the banality of urban life and gives order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and
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They Called Her Styrene

4.47 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2000
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4.27 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Twentysix Gasoline Stations

3.85 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1963
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Ed Ruscha and Photography

4.41 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Thirtyfour Parking Lots

4.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1967
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Then & Now: Ed Ruscha Holly...

4.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2005
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Every Building on the Sunse...

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1966
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Los Angeles Apartments

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Guacamole Airlines and Othe...

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