Ed Ruscha

Dog

About this artwork

‘Dog’ was made by Ruscha at a time when he said he “wanted to make something smoky and difficult to see.” A simple graphic outline is obscured by grasses against a grey, blank backdrop. Since the 1980s Ruscha has made a range of prints, drawings and paintings using simple, picture book images such as these in silhouette, which are then blurred or distorted. Many of these motifs are derived from childhood books and magazines. Ruscha has used the ‘mixographia’ technique to create this print, a process which allows deep texture and fine surface detail to be created.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Dog
  • date created:
    1995
  • materials:
    Mixographia technique on paper
  • measurements:
    69.20 x 97.80 cm (framed: 84.70 x 113.40 x 5.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011
  • accession number:
    AL00317
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha