Dodgers Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave.
© Ed Ruscha

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Dodgers Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. 1967 / 1999
  • Artist Rooms
This aerial shot turns a banal urban landscape into an abstract geometric design. Ruscha captured the Dodgers Stadium and surrounding parking lot in Los Angeles early one Sunday morning in 1967 from a helicopter. From above the parking lot and stadium appear to be completely abandoned, with the parking areas covered in skid marks and oil stains that mark the traces of human presence. In 1999, Ed Ruscha selected 30 images from his artist book ‘Thirtyfour Parking Lots’ 1967/1999 and reprinted them as the print portfolio ‘Parking Lot Series’ 1967/1999 of which this image is one. He said, “over the years I began to appreciate print quality and see my photographs as not necessarily reproductions for a book, but as having their own life as silver gelatine prints.”

Details

  • Acc. No. AL00256
  • Medium Silver gelatin print
  • Size 39.40 x 39.40 cm (framed: 56.50 x 56.50 x 4.50 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011