Friday, January 19, 2007

Pop Art Blogging: Edward Ruscha

Edward Ruscha (1937- ) is an American Pop artist working in paint, printmaking, and film. Raised in Omaha and Oklahoma City, he was educated at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He began exhibiting in 1963 at the Ferus Gallery and rose within the Pop movement.

Standard Station (1966) at the MOMA. Ruscha hailed from the American heartland, dotted with the iconic Standard Oil station. With sleek, angular shapes, Ruscha depicts a modern colossus in our midst.

Lisp (1968) at the National Gallery of Art. Ruscha is fascinated by the visual appearance of sounds, such as the word 'lisp'. This ribbon of sound slides across the surface like a serpent, ending in droplets of spittle at the end of the letter p.

Hollywood is a Verb (1983) at the MOMA. No disagreement here.


Anonymous said...

Apparently, John is in his pop art period. :)

John said...

I'm trying to expose myself to art outside of my comfort zones.

santha said...

Official Burt Young Website Launch!

The official website of Burt Young has been launched. Burt Young, the Academy Award nominated actor and maverick artist, has launched a wonderful display of paintings. The website is a literal library describing milestones, film and art. He can be browsed at: