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Michael Auping, Richard Prince

Ed Ruscha: Road Tested

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern — 2011
SFr. 35.00
Pages: 128
Edition: not available
Dimensions: 24.7 x 28.8 cm - hardcover, with folded map 42 x 60 cm
Language: English

In 1956, the American artist Ed Ruscha (*1937) left his hometown of Oklahoma City and drove to Los Angeles. He has since time and again dealt artistically with the images he has encountered traveling the roads of the western United States. Comprising approximately fifty works that span the artist’s entire career, Ed Ruscha: Road Tested tracks key paintings inspired by his admitted love of driving and the automobile. The volume includes some of Ruscha’s most well-known pictures, such as the iconic Standard Stations and Hollywood Signs, as well as paintings inspired by road signs. A special folded map has been inserted into the book tracing the route he took in the mid-fifties.

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