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© Ed Ruscha

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Girls 1982

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
This lithographic print on paper is one of numerous artworks by Ruscha containing the earth as seen from space, with a horizontal format to emphasise a panoramic quality. An incongruous and playful relationship is created between the text overlaid on the image and the backdrop itself, where the signage for ‘Girls’ bears no reference to the arrows pointing at the Earth. Ruscha uses a deliberately neutral typeface here which he describes as ‘no-style’ or ‘Boy Scout Utility Modern’, which has become his trademark, with squared off letters similar to those in the Hollywood sign.


  • Acc. No. AL00305
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 63.50 x 86.40 cm (framed: 79.50 x 102.40 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011