Artist and Studio
Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Mick Jagger and Ed Ruscha.   Photo: Olivier Zahm

Mick Jagger and Ed Ruscha.   Photo: Olivier Zahm

Ed Ruscha named to this years Times’ list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Ed Ruscha named to this years Times’ list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

New York, 1982, 25th Anniversary Lunch of Castelli Gallery at The Odeon. Standing left - right: Ellsworth Kelly, Dan Flavin, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra, Lawerence Weiner, Nassos Daphnis, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenberg, Salvatore Scarpitta, Richard Artschwager, Mia Westerlund Roosen, Cletus Johnson, Keith Sonnier Seated left - right: Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Leo Castelli, Ed Ruscha, James Rosenquist, Robert Barry.  Photo: Hans Namuth

New York, 1982, 25th Anniversary Lunch of Castelli Gallery at The Odeon. Standing left - right: Ellsworth Kelly, Dan Flavin, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra, Lawerence Weiner, Nassos Daphnis, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenberg, Salvatore Scarpitta, Richard Artschwager, Mia Westerlund Roosen, Cletus Johnson, Keith Sonnier Seated left - right: Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Leo Castelli, Ed Ruscha, James Rosenquist, Robert Barry.  Photo: Hans Namuth

Ed Ruscha with his books, c. 1969.   Gagosian Gallery, LA

Ed Ruscha with his books, c. 1969.   Gagosian Gallery, LA

Ed Ruscha in his Hollywood, California studio, 1970.   Photo © Larry Bell
"Ruscha moved to this large, bright studio on Western Avenue in 1965 and remained there nearly 20 years. Ruscha produced not only paintings and drawings in this space, but also several of his artist books, including Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966). As the writer A.D. Coleman described the studio in a New York Times interview in 1972: “A punching bag hangs on one wall; a motorcycle sits in another room; there are paintings on the wall, and a framed photo of Bela Lugosi with cigar. Several cowboy hats hang from the edge of an unframed mirror resting on an easel. From the radio comes a mixture of rock, jazz, and cowboy yodeling.”   Getty Museum

Ed Ruscha in his Hollywood, California studio, 1970.   Photo © Larry Bell

"Ruscha moved to this large, bright studio on Western Avenue in 1965 and remained there nearly 20 years. Ruscha produced not only paintings and drawings in this space, but also several of his artist books, including Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966). As the writer A.D. Coleman described the studio in a New York Times interview in 1972: “A punching bag hangs on one wall; a motorcycle sits in another room; there are paintings on the wall, and a framed photo of Bela Lugosi with cigar. Several cowboy hats hang from the edge of an unframed mirror resting on an easel. From the radio comes a mixture of rock, jazz, and cowboy yodeling.”   Getty Museum

Ed Ruscha on working with gunpowder

Ed Ruscha and date at a Marcel Duchamp opening in 1963.

Ed Ruscha and date at a Marcel Duchamp opening in 1963.

Ed Ruscha holding his book Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1967. © Ed Ruscha. Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery

Ed Ruscha holding his book Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1967. © Ed Ruscha. Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery

Ed Ruscha speaks about his work, April 2011

Ed Ruscha,  Echo Park Studio Los Angeles, 1963. Photo by Joe Goode

Ed Ruscha, Echo Park Studio Los Angeles, 1963. Photo by Joe Goode