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L.A. from Every Angle
Posted April 01, 2010 to photo album "L.A. from Every Angle"
As Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg shows, there are many different L.A.s inside the city limits. Joel Bleifuss takes us on the tour of how artists imagine Los Angeles.
Slide 18: L.A. of the Logo
Ed Ruscha (1937- ) After David Hockney, Ruscha is perhaps L.A.’s most well known visual artist. He moved to L.A. from Oklahoma City in 1956 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute, and has lived and worked in the city since. He currently shows with Gagosian Gallery. According to the gallery’s website, “Ruscha has consistently combined the cityscape of his adopted hometown [Los Angeles] with vernacular language to communicate a particular urban experience. Encompassing painting, drawing, photography, and artist’s books, Ruscha’s work holds the mirror up to the banality of urban life and gives order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confronts us daily.”