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Gazzarri's Supper Club (Sunset Strip Portfolio)
© Ed Ruscha

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Gazzarri's Supper Club (Sunset Strip Portfolio) 1981 / 1995

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
In the 1990s, Ruscha brought together many of his photographs from the 1960s and 70s into new groupings, such as the ‘Sunset Strip Portfolio’ 1967/1995, a set of six photographs including this one. This photograph was originally one of many simply documenting the length of Sunset Strip. But in the new 'Sunset Strip Portfolio' Ruscha has placed the focus on the now legendary places captured, such as Gazzarri’s Supper Club, now known for featuring many American bands before they were famous, including The Doors. In taking razor blades and sandpaper to the final print Ruscha reinforces the place’s deterioration and decline; the club was closed down in 1993.


  • Acc. No. AL00291
  • Medium Black and white photograph from altered negative on paper
  • Size 50.80 x 75.10 cm (framed: 67.00 x 91.50 x 4.50 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011