Happy Birthday Ed Ruscha!
|Edward Ruscha (born December 16, 1937) U.S. artist|
“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.” – Gagosian Gallery
“[Ruscha’s works] are also sometimes surprisingly funny, in a laconic, Marcel Duchamp-meets-Clint Eastwood sort of way. Ruscha invented an entire artistic genre – one of several in his repertoire – that consists of nothing but words and phrases, floating in vaguely defined space.”
[Interview by Martin Gayford in the Telegraph September 25, 2009]
Books by Ed Ruscha include:
See excerpts of Ed Ruscha’s illustration of Jack Kerouac’s book On the Road