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Lockheed Air Terminal, 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank
© Ed Ruscha

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Lockheed Air Terminal, 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank 1967 / 1999

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
This aerial shot turns a banal urban landscape into an abstract geometric design. Ruscha captured the empty Lockheed Air Terminal in Los Angeles early one Sunday morning in 1967 from a helicopter. From above this air terminal appears to be a decaying, abandoned urban space, covered in stains that mark the traces of human presence. 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.”


  • Acc. No. AL00246
  • 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