Posts Tagged ‘Ed Ruscha’

American Screenprints

Tuesday, September 26th, 1989

Many of the most memo­rable images of the sixties were silkscreen prints: Andy Warhol’s soup­cans, Mari­lyns, and Jackies, Roy Licht­en­steins’s day-glo brush­strokes on Ben-Day dots, Sister Cori­ta’s Flower Power messages, Robert Indi­ana’s LOVE, and Ed Ruscha’s dazzling 1966 Stan­dard Station, radiant and gleaming in the Cali­fornia light.

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Ed Ruscha

Friday, September 8th, 1989

From the window of the studio ED RUSCHA had in the 1960’s, he could see a sign reading HOLLYWOOD. The big white letters are as flat an fake as an old, aban­doned movie set, crum­pled and peeling, with some of the letters falling down. But Ruscha’s many images of that sign make it a real sign, lumi­nous and charged with light.

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