February 24, 2011
Landmark Pop artist and Ferus Gallery alum Ed Ruscha ? famed for his colorful yet desolate panoramas of vacant Standard filling stations, the back of the Hollywood Sign and a variety of odd phrases and slogans ? mounts his first Los Angeles-area exhibition of new paintings in 12 years. "Ed Ruscha: Psycho Spaghetti Westerns" features works that are an extension of his "Course of Empire" series, which Ruscha exhibited as the U.S. representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale, wherein the artist explored themes of landscape deterioration in the Hudson River School paintings of Thomas Cole.
HOME & GARDEN
October 30, 2010 |
Artist Ed Ruscha and his wife, Danna, have sold their Point Dume-area home in Malibu for $4 million. The 1-acre estate includes a gated, one-story ranch-style home that had been updated and two guesthouses. The main house has open-plan living and dining rooms, a breakfast area in the kitchen, an office, a family room and three bedrooms. The master suite opens to a swimming pool with spa. Extensive windows and French doors give the house an indoor-outdoor feel. The primary guesthouse contains two bedrooms and a living room with a fireplace.
HOME & GARDEN
October 19, 2010 |
Artist Ed Ruscha has sold his Point Dume-area home in Malibu for $4 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The acre estate includes a gated, one-story, ranch-style home that had been updated, two guesthouses and a swimming pool with spa. The main house has open plan living and dining rooms, a breakfast area in the kitchen, an office, a family room and three bedrooms. The master suite opens to the pool. Extensive windows and French doors give the house an indoor-outdoor feel.
March 4, 2010
There may not be another painter that has captured the feeling of Los Angeles better than Ed Ruscha. He's wrung resonance from gas station signs, loneliness from advertisements and epic wonder from the most tedious urban detritus. Here he signs a loving retrospective of his work, "Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting," with texts by James Ellroy, Richard Wagner and many others. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Saturday. www.booksoup.com.
December 27, 2009 |
"What it means to be an artist today -- where do we start on that one?" muses Ed Ruscha, almost nonplused. Finally, the soft-spoken art veteran decides : "It means facing a lot of information that's going to be very difficult to take in and swallow because there's so much of it." Once the ramifications settle in, he slyly drawls, "to grasp the total picture would make you wish you could go back to 1960 when things were a bit slower, almost like the Dark Ages." That dizziness finds a counterpoint with fledgling film director Michael Mohan on a cold December night in Westwood.
June 21, 2006 |
Set out the flares: It's important to approach the subject of cars and art in L.A. with considerable caution. The road is dotted with potholes. We learned that the hard way. In 1984, the Museum of Contemporary Art opened a high-profile exhibition titled "Automobile and Culture" that chronicled the interplay between cars and art in Europe and the U.S. throughout the 20th century. To the surprise of many, masterpieces were few and far between.
June 3, 2006 |
Without apparent warning, an iconic mural by artist Kent Twitchell depicting fellow artist Ed Ruscha was painted over Friday, a move Twitchell described as a shock and a violation of laws protecting works of art. By Friday afternoon, "Ed Ruscha Monument" near the intersection of South Hill Street and Olympic Boulevard had been painted over, but it could not be determined who had ordered the painting or why.