August 6, 2018
Ed Ruscha, Made in California, 1971
Ed Ruscha’s multifaceted exploration of the Los Angeles landscape is all but inseparable from the visual identity of the city today in the art world and beyond, having moved to study at California Institute of the Arts in 1956. His longstanding interest in the relationship between image and language endures, from his self-published artist books to large-scale works that use text as a visual signifier itself. Made in California, printed in a juicy orange shade, encapsulates his cheerfully direct approach to the Golden State. It features in an exhibition at Honor Fraser in LA, which brings together a range of the artist’s prints, ephemera and films, spanning 1963 to 2017.