Ed Ruscha

Cadillac (Motor City Portfolio)

About this artwork

Ruscha has brought together two of his great obsessions in this work, cars and words. It is one of a series of seven aquatint etchings on paper. Here he has reproduced the logo of the Cadillac motor car. He has spent much of his career exploring the vernacular language and culture of his home city in Los Angeles and here he draws attention to their obsession with car culture and consumerism. These car logos also recall Ruscha’s own frequently documented road trips around America.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Cadillac (Motor City Portfolio)
  • date created:
    2009
  • materials:
    Aquatin etching
  • measurements:
    26.00 x 24.10 cm (framed: 31.20 x 29.60 x 3.80 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011
  • accession number:
    AL00331
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha