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© Ed Ruscha

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MR. RAY 1975

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
In the mid 1970s Ruscha began exploring ways to use names or phrases in paintings, drawings and prints, set against a variety of unconventional and textured backdrops such as this one. This work was originally commissioned as part of a portfolio of images by contemporary artists in honour of the American modernist May Ray, who Ruscha has long acknowledged as a strong influence, although the final portfolio was never realised. Originally created as a pastel drawing, this image was then transferred onto an offset lithographic plate.


  • Acc. No. AL00301
  • Medium Offset lithograph on paper
  • Size 34.90 x 51.40 cm (framed: 50.80 x 67.20 x 5.70 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011