Century City, 1800 Avenue of the Stars
© Ed Ruscha

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Century City, 1800 Avenue of the Stars 1967 / 1999
  • Artist Rooms
This aerial shot turns a banal urban landscape into an abstract geometric design. Ruscha captured this empty Los Angeles parking lot for Century City early one Sunday morning in 1967 from a helicopter. From above the parking lot appears to be an abandoned urban space. 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. AL00266
  • 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