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Me 1999

Not on display

Ruscha has been using words in his paintings since the late 1950s. This is one of a series of pictures, begun in 1998, in which words are set against a mountainous landscape. By combining words and images that are often completely unrelated, Ruscha opens up a gap between language and meaning. The word 'ME' could refer to the artist or the viewer, while its placement on the image disturbs the viewer's reading of the image, in order to make us question the word, image and painting as a whole.


  • Acc. No. GML 974
  • Medium Acrylic on canvas
  • Size 162.50 x 183.00 cm
  • Credit On loan from a Private Collection