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© Ed Ruscha

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US 1995

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
US’ was made by Ruscha at a time when he said he “wanted to make something smoky and difficult to see.” Smoky, gothic lettering is obscured by grasses against a grey, blank backdrop. Throughout his career Ruscha has made a range of prints, drawings and paintings exploring single words, motifs or phrases with little or no context. The lettering in this print could be read in two ways, either as ‘us’, or as an abbreviation of United States. Ruscha has used the ‘mixographia’ technique to create this print, a process which allows deep texture and fine surface detail to be created.


  • Acc. No. AL00316
  • Medium Mixographia technique on paper
  • Size 59.40 x 81.90 cm (framed: 75.20 x 97.60 x 5.70 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011