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Hollywood – Ed Ruscha

Hollywood, 1968

Screenprint in colors, on laid paper

17 3/8 x 44 3/8 in | 44 x 112 cm

Edition of 100

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Ed Ruscha, an American artist associated with the Pop Art movement, has made a significant impact on the art world with his multifaceted approach to visual culture, blending elements of painting, drawing, and photography. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1937 and later moving to Los Angeles, Ruscha became known for his works that capture the essence of the American landscape, especially the urban environment of Los Angeles, with a particular focus on its architecture, signage, and vast car culture.

Ruscha’s art is characterized by its exploration of language and typography, often incorporating words and phrases into his compositions in a manner that combines visual form with linguistic meaning. His use of text—ranging from single words to longer phrases—functions both as an aesthetic element and a commentary on the landscape, consumer culture, and the banality of everyday life. This interplay between text and image invites viewers to consider the relationship between language, imagery, and the cultural context in which they exist.

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