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Ed Ruscha

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Ed Ruscha's work melds Pop Art iconography with the documentarian rigour of Conceptual Art. He is widely considered one of the world’s most important artists with a career spanning six decades from the early 1960s until the present day. Growing up in Oklahoma City, Ruscha moved to Los Angeles to study art at the Chouinard Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts). Deeply influenced by the culture and atmosphere of Southern California, Los Angeles as a place had a major influence on him. Ruscha often combines images of the city with words and phrases from everyday language to communicate a particular urban experience. He also explores the banality of modern urban life and the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confronts us daily. His works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate in London and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.  

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