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© Ed Ruscha

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SIN 1970

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
In the late 1960s and early 1970s Ruscha made a range of punchy, graphic prints, drawings and paintings exploring single words, motifs or phrases with no context. This work was one of many exploring a more three dimensional use of lettering as if seen from an unusual angle; this three dimensional quality objectifies the word. By detaching loaded words such as this one he invites a range of interpretations without giving away any one meaning. He has said, ‘There’s no right or wrong way to approach my work, each viewer will have his or her own associations anyway. And that’s the way it should be.’


  • Acc. No. AL00300
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 48.60 x 67.30 cm (framed: 54.00 x 73.10 x 5.70 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011