Ed Ruscha

Ruscha's paintings, drawings, photographs and prints frequently depict intersections and other elements of urban development in Southern California: gas stations and freeways; signs and logos; palm trees and swimming pools. The artist’s word works, his unique compositions that depict words, stand on their own as compelling intersections between art and poetry—employing distinctive language that presents strange new possibilities for meaning. Ruscha's body of work has fundamentally changed American landscape art.