Ed Ruscha, ‘Metro Mattress #4’, 2015, Lougher Contemporary
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Ed Ruscha

Metro Mattress #4, 2015

Ditone print
7 1/5 × 11 1/5 in
18.2 × 28.4 cm
Edition of 125
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500 - 5,000
Location
Bristol
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Lougher Contemporary
Bristol

Ed Ruscha’s career-long exploration of horizontality has included compendia of the buildings of …

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Signed and numbered on the reverse
Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
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Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

Ed Ruscha, ‘Metro Mattress #4’, 2015, Lougher Contemporary
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Lougher Contemporary
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Ed Ruscha’s career-long exploration of horizontality has included compendia of the buildings of urban Los Angeles, word paintings, photo books, and prints running the full gamut of his readymade subjects, all of which highlight his admitted fascination with the language of landscape. The mattress is a particular kind …

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Signed and numbered on the reverse
Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
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Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

Ed Ruscha

Metro Mattress #4, 2015

Ditone print
7 1/5 × 11 1/5 in
18.2 × 28.4 cm
Edition of 125
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500 - 5,000
Location
Bristol
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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