Ed Ruscha

ARTISTS WHO MAKE "PIECES"

About this artwork

During the mid 1970s Ruscha made a series of drawings in pastel using pithy phrases against fields of colour. The sentences and phrases evoke American vernacular and slang, draw attention to a particular experience, or recall the excesses of Hollywood culture. In a number of these works Ruscha draws attention to his own work and to the practice of other conceptual artists working at the time. Here, he appears to make light of the serious intentions of such artists.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    ARTISTS WHO MAKE "PIECES"
  • date created:
    1976
  • materials:
    Pastel on paper
  • measurements:
    57.80 x 72.60 cm(framed: 73.00 x 87.00 x 4.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00057
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha