Ed Ruscha - Very
Works from the UBS Art Collection
With his iconic renderings of American society in the past five decades, Ed Ruscha (born 1937) stands out as one of the most prominent figures of 20th century American art.
Ed Ruscha is closely associated with cool and elegant representations of stylized gas stations, Hollywood logos and archetypal landscapes. His work seems to distil the imagery of popular culture into what has been defined as "a language of cinematic and typographical codes that are as accessible as they are profound." Ruscha lives and works in Los Angeles, and his status in the American art world has earned him the nickname "King of the West Coast".
With generous loans from one of the the largest and most imporant corporate collections in the world, the UBS Art Collection, the artist is presented here as part of the Louisiana On Paper series.