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.