ED RUSCHA STILL GETS HIS KICKS ON ROUTE 66

July 23, 2016

by Marlena Donohue, for Introspective Magazine

Ed Ruscha’s art is both familiar and uncanny: hyper-real, foreshortened cinematic perspectives of such sites as the Hollywood sign spied from his first Los Angeles studio and gas stations and billboards viewed from cars cruising across the American Southwest. As a new retrospective centered on Ruscha’s robust printmaking practice titled “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” opens at San Francisco’s de Young Museum, the rugged, wry and legendary Pop artist talks with Marlena Donohue about why the American West has infused his art and soul for so long.

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