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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Edward Joseph Ruscha IV (roo-SHAY; born December 16, 1937) is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. He has worked in the media of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and film. Ruscha lives and works in Culver City, California.Ruscha was born into a Roman Catholic family in Omaha, Nebraska, with an older sister, Shelby, and a younger brother, Paul. Edward Ruscha, Sr. was an auditor for Hartford Insurance Company. Ruscha’s mother was supportive of her son’s early signs of artistic skill and interests. Young Ruscha was attracted to cartooning and would sustain this interest throughout his adolescent years. Though born in Nebraska, Ruscha lived some 15 years in Oklahoma City before moving to Los Angeles in 1956 where he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute (now known as the California Institute of the Arts) under Robert Irwin and Emerson Woelffer from 1956 through 1960. While at Chouinard, Ruscha edited and produced the journal "Orb" (1959–60) together with Joe Goode, Emerson Woelffer, Stephan von Huene, Jerry McMillan, and others.Ruscha spent much of the summer of 1961 traveling through Europe. After graduation, Ruscha took a job as a layout artist for the Carson-Roberts Advertising Agency in Los Angeles. By the early 1960s he was well known for his paintings, collages, and photographs, and for his association with the Ferus Gallery group, which also included artists Robert Irwin, John Altoon, John McCracken, Larry Bell, Ken Price, and Edward Kienholz. He worked as layout designer for Artforum magazine under the pseudonym “Eddie Russia” from 1965 to 1969 and taught at UCLA as a visiting professor for printing and drawing in 1969. He is also a lifelong friend of guitarist Mason Williams.

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Cold Beers Beautiful Girls

Ed Ruscha

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

24 Jan 2019

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That Was Then This Is Now

Ed Ruscha

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

24 Jan 2019

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Sin - Without

Ed Ruscha

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

23 Jan 2019

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Sin

Ed Ruscha

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

03 Dec 2018

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Unit

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michael lisi/contemporary art

10 Nov 2018

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I've Never Seen Two People

Ed Ruscha

michael lisi/contemporary art

10 Nov 2018

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Cash For Tools #2, from Rusty Signs

Ed Ruscha

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

05 Nov 2018

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For Sale 17 Acres, from Rusty Signs

Ed Ruscha

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

05 Nov 2018

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