MetroArtWork

MetroArtWork - Contemporary Art For Everyone

Mon.-Fri. 8am to 4pm PST

My Profile    Cart Contents    Checkout    Home Artists Artwork Contact Us MetroShed
  Top » Catalog » Edward Ruscha
  Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the artwork you are looking for.
Advanced Search
  Login Here
Welcome Guest!
E-Mail address:
Password: (forgotten?)
Not registered yet?
Click to create a profile
  Categories
  Artists
  Shopping Cart  more
0 items
  Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us

Edward Ruscha

Show: 
Edward Ruscha Biography

Born December 16, 1937 Omaha, Nebraska

Edward Ruscha is an American painter, lithographer, photographer, and filmmaker. His last name is pronounced "rew-SHAY".

Though born in Nebraska, Ruscha lived some 15 years in Oklahoma City before moving to Los Angeles where he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute from 1956 through 1960. 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, Edward Moses, Ken Price, and Edward Kienholz.

He achieved recognition for paintings incorporating words and phrases and for his many photographic books, all influenced by the deadpan irreverence of the Pop Art movement.

In the 1980s, a more subtle motif began to appear, again in a series of drawings, some incorporating dried vegetable pigments: a mysterious patch of light cast by an unseen window that serves as background for phrases such as WONDER SICKNESS and 99% DEVIL, 1% ANGEL. By the 1990s, Ruscha was creating larger paintings of light projected into empty rooms, some with ironic titles such as An Exhibition of Gasoline Powered Engines (1993). In 2006, the Jeu de Paume in Paris hosted a major retrospective of his photographs.

Born and raised Catholic, Ruscha readily admits to the influence of religion in his work. He is also aware of the centuries-old tradition of religious imagery which light beams have been used to represent divine presence. But his work makes no claims for a particular moral position or spiritual attitude.

Select Timeline

Select Exhibitions

  • 1985 - Ed Ruscha: Quelques Dessins. Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris
  • 1985 - New Paintings. James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1985 - Octobre des Arts. Musee St. Pierre, Lyon, France.
  • 1986 - The Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • 1986 - 4 x 6 Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster, West Germany.
  • 1986 - New Paintings. Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1986 - Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1986 - New Paintings. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1987 - Edward Ruscha: 35 Lunette Paintings Commissioned by the Metro- Dade Art in Public Places Trust for Miami
  • 1987 - Dade Public Library. Leo Castelli Gallery, Greene Street, New York, Miami
  • 1987 - New Paintings Robert Miller Gallery, New York.
  • 1987 - The Works of Ed Ruscha. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
  • 1988 - Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, Florida.
  • 1988 - Changing Group Exhibition. Karsten Schubert Gallery, London
  • 1988 - Early Paintings. Shafrizi Gallery, New York.
  • 1988 - Edward Ruscha: Recent Paintings. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1988 - Edward Ruscha: Recent Works on Paper 1988. Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, England.
  • 1988 - Institute of Contemporary Art, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 1988 - Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1989 - Edward Ruscha. Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou.
  • 1989 - New Paintings. Leo Castelli, New York
  • 1989 - New Paintings and Drawings, Touko Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1990 - Edward Ruscha. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
  • 1990 - Edward Ruscha/Obra Sobre Paper. Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona,Spain
  • 1990 - Edward Ruscha. Centre Cultural de la Fundacio Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1990 - Edward Ruscha. Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • 1990 - Ed Ruscha/new paintings and drawings. Karsten Schubert, London
  • 1990 - Edward Ruscha Paintings and Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston Texas
  • 1990 - Ed Ruscha/Paintings. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
  • 1990 - Los Angeles Apartments. Whitney Museum of American Art, NewYork, New York.
  • 1990 - Edward Ruscha. Galeria Trisorio, Napoli, Italy
  • 1992 - Edward Ruscha/New Paintings & Drawings. Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria.
  • 1992 - Ed Ruscha/Stains. Robert Miller Gallery, New York.
  • 1992 - Edward Ruscha and Dennis Hopper/New Works. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
  • 1993 - Edward Ruscha/Romance With Liquids. Gagosian Gallery, New York.
  • 1995 - Anamorphic Paintings. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1995 - The End. Close Range Gallery, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • 1996 - Edward Ruscha. Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea
  • 1997 - Spaghetti Westerns. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1997 - Edward Ruscha. Jurgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1997 - Edward Ruscha: Cityscapes/O Books. Leo Castelli, New York.
  • 1998 - Ed Ruscha. Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
  • 1999 - Edward Ruscha: The Complete Editions 1959-1999. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
  • 1999 - Ed Ruscha: Metro Plots, Gagosian Gallery, New York
  • 1999 - Ed Ruscha. Kukje Gallery, Seoul
  • 1999 - Ed Ruscha. Meta Gallery, Madrid
  • 2000 - Ed Ruscha: Mountains and Highways. Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
  • 2000 - Ed Ruscha: Powders, Pressures and Other Drawings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2000 - Ed Ruscha, Gallery Stadtpark, Krems
  • 2002 - Ed Ruscha: Recent works on Paper, Leo Castelli Gallery
  • 2002 - Ed Ruscha:Palindrome Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York
  • 2003 - Ed Ruscha Photographs, L.A Gagosian Gallery
  • 2004 - Ed Ruscha: The Drawings and Photographs, New York, Whitney museum
  • 2004 - Ed Ruscha: Cotton Puffs, Q Tips, Smoke and Mirrors, L.A Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 2006 - Two Artists ~ Two Worlds, the Drawings of Ed Ruscha and Robert Williams, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, California

Select Artwork

  • Standard
  • Yellow Sin, 2002
  • Safe and Effective Medication, 2001
  • The Fan, 1982
  • These Are Brave Days, 1989
  • Remember and forget (in 5 parts), 1986
  • Further Landmark Decay, 2006

Quotes

  • "Perhaps there would be more anxiety in my work if I lived in New York."
  • "Most artists are doing basically the same thing - staying off the streets."
  • "When I began painting, all my paintings were of words which were gutteral utterances like Smash, Boss, Eat. Those words were like flowers in a vase."

Publications

  • Ed Ruscha - by Richard D. Marshall, Phaidon Press (October 1, 2003)
  • Ed Ruscha and Photography - by Sylvia Wolf, Steidl Publishing (August 15, 2004)
  • Ed Ruscha: Photographer - by Ed Ruscha, Adam D. Weinberg, Margit Rowell, Steidl Publishing (March 29, 2006)
  • Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages - by Ed Ruscha, Alexandra Schwartz, The MIT Press (April 1, 2004)
  • Ed Ruscha: The Drawn Word - by Edward Ruscha, Ed Ruscha, Alanah Weston, Olivier Berggruen, Windsor Press (March 15, 2004)
  • They Called Her Styrene, Etc. - by Ed Ruscha, Phaidon Press (January 10, 2000)

Quick Facts

  • landscape is his primary genre and subject, but not landscape in a conventionally representational sense.
  • He achieved recognition for paintings incorporating words and phrases and for his many photographic books, all influenced by the deadpan irreverence of the Pop Art movement.
  • In the 1980s, a more subtle motif began to appear, again in a series of drawings, some incorporating dried vegetable pigments: a mysterious patch of light cast by an unseen window that serves as background for phrases such as WONDER SICKNESS and 99% DEVIL, 1% ANGEL
  • Ruscha readily admits to the influence of religion in his work.

Keywords

Edward Ruscha, Edward Ruscha bio, Edward Ruscha biography, Edward Ruscha art, Edward Ruscha artist, Edward Ruscha pop artist, Edward Ruscha artwork, Edward Ruscha work, Edward Ruscha works, Edward Ruscha artistry, Edward Ruscha signed, Edward Ruscha handsigned, Edward Ruscha hand signed, Edward Ruscha signed artwork, Edward Ruscha hand signed artwork, Edward Ruscha visual art, Edward Ruscha modern art, Edward Ruscha fine art, Edward Ruscha print, Edward Ruscha poster, Edward Ruscha art book, Edward Ruscha serigraph, Edward Ruscha screenprint, Edward Ruscha lithograph, Edward Ruscha printmaker, Edward Ruscha photo, Edward Ruscha photograph, Edward Ruscha photography, Edward Ruscha picture, Edward Ruscha film, Edward Ruscha black and white, Edward Ruscha color, Edward Ruscha polaroids, Edward Ruscha polaroid, Edward Ruscha camera, Edward Ruscha cameras, Edward Ruscha portrait, Edward Ruscha monochromatic, Edward Ruscha Cibachrome, Edward Ruscha gallery, Edward Ruscha exhibition, Edward Ruscha exhibit, Edward Ruscha publication, Edward Ruscha painter, Edward Ruscha painting, Edward Ruscha paintings, Edward Ruscha acrylic, Edward Ruscha pigment, Edward Ruscha oil, Edward Ruscha canvas,

Displaying 1 to 7 (of 7 products) Result Pages:  1 
 Artist      Artwork Title+   Price   Buy Now 
 Edward Ruscha   Ed - Edward Ruscha Absolut Vodka Advert Ed - Edward Ruscha Absolut Vodka Advert  $12.99 
 Edward Ruscha   Ed - Edward Ruscha, New Wood Old Wood 2007 Half Page Ad Ed - Edward Ruscha, New Wood Old Wood 2007 Half Page Ad  $12.99 
 Edward Ruscha   Ed - Edward Ruscha, New Works, Art Ad From 1981 Ed - Edward Ruscha, New Works, Art Ad From 1981  $12.99 
 Edward Ruscha   Ed - Edward Ruscha, Romance, Art Ad Ed - Edward Ruscha, Romance, Art Ad  $12.99 
 Edward Ruscha   Ed - Edward Ruscha, Squeezing Dimple, Artforum Advert Ed - Edward Ruscha, Squeezing Dimple, Artforum Advert  $12.99 
 Edward Ruscha   Inch By Inch - Edward Ruscha Inch By Inch - Edward Ruscha  $69.00   Buy Now  
 Edward Ruscha   Royal Academy Illustrated 2005 Edward Ruscha Cover Royal Academy Illustrated 2005 Edward Ruscha Cover  $12.99 
Displaying 1 to 7 (of 7 products) Result Pages:  1 

Copyright © 2014 MetroArtWork
Travajen Design Services