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Ed Ruscha

[American Pop Artist, born in 1937]

• Also known as:  Edward Ruscha
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Original works by Ed Ruscha available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Home Page:
The Artist's Twitter Account   NEW!

Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Parking for Tower Rcds. Book Soup, 1999

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!
"Artists in Depth" page for Ed Ruscha

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Untitled (#1) and Untitled (#2), 2007-08

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Standard Station, 1966
(In the "Screenprint" section)

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Lisp, 1968

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteEd Ruscha at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Mocha Standard

Broad Art Foundation

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Jeu de Paume, Paris (mostly in French)  
Several photographs from a 2006 exhibition

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Purely Polyester, 1977

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome
I L-Live in Hollywood, 1979

Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Every Building on the Sunset Strip

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Sunset Strip 1-6

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Note the link at the bottom of the page to all works in their collection by Ed Ruscha

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Scratches on the Film, 1993

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Mocha Standard, 1969

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Huge reproduction of Annie, 1965

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Annie, 1965

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
America, Her Best Product (Made in U.S.A.)

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Inch by Inch

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Van Ness, Santa Monica, Vine, Melrose

Palazzo Grassi, Venice - the François Pinault Foundation exhibition space
Untitled, 2003

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
Country Cityscapes: Do As Told or Suffer, 2001

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Vine intersects four other streets, 2003

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

San Jose Museum of Art, California
Info about a 2007 exhibition: "Ed Ruscha/Raymond Pettibon: The Holy Bible and The End"

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Foil, 1971

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Noise, Pencil, Broken Pencil, Cheap Western, 1963

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana
(Artists are listed alphabetically by first name)

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
4 works online when last checked

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Additional Image Search Tools:
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           Flickr: "Ed Ruscha"   
Google Images: "Ed Ruscha"   
Bing Images: "Ed Ruscha"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteEdward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings
A project being carried out by Gagosian Gallery, this website has lots of artworks and information

Blind Spot Magazine

Crown Point Press

Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

Los Angeles Police Department, Art Theft Detail

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations

The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

W Magazine
2-page article about Ed Ruscha

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Ed Ruscha  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 45): Ed Ruscha

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 68): Ed Ruscha and Silke Otto-Knapp

Frieze Magazine
"Earth is the Alien Planet -- Doug Aitken interviews Ed Ruscha"

Modern Painters Magazine
Brief review of "Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting" at the Hayward Gallery, London (2009-2010)

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Sign language", 2004 article by Adrian Searle

The New Yorker
"Seeing and Reading", 2004 article by Peter Schjeldahl

The New Yorker
"Rise and Fall", brief 2005 review by Peter Schjeldahl

Video selection from EGG: the arts show

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Ed Ruscha: Painting Words

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Art podcast: Adrian Searle discusses the work of Ed Ruscha (2009)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
look inside

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