Ed Ruscha

RED ROOSTER

About this artwork

This slightly comical work displays Ruscha’s interest in cartoon imagery alongside combinations of texture and linear qualities. It combines a lithographic print of ‘trompe l’oeil’ wooden floorboards, with what appears to be reflections of the stylised shapes of window panes. Over the top of this Ruscha has sprayed the shape of a red rooster using a stencil. With its fuzzy edges and Cornflake-box stance, he creates the impression of somewhat slapdash graffiti.

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  • title:
    RED ROOSTER
  • accession number:
    AR00062
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  • materials:
    Acrylic paint and graphite on lithograph on paper
  • date created:
    1996
  • measurements:
    54.00 x 71.10 cm (framed: 73.00 x 87.00 x 3.60 cm)
  • 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
  • copyright:
    © ED RUSCHA
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha