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© Ed Ruscha

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Rabbit 1986

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
In the 1980s Ruscha created a number of paintings and prints using simple, picture book images such as these in silhouette. Many of these motifs were derived from childhood books and magazines, marking a departure from the slick Los Angeles based imagery of his earlier work. During this time he also placed single objects in front of backgrounds such as this one which, although minimal, suggests a real place rather than a blank backdrop. The technique of airbrushing allowed him to create a new texture in his images.


  • Acc. No. AL00306
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 113.80 x 86.00 cm (support: 127.80 x 100.10 cm, framed: 129.90 x 101.70 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011