Edward Ruscha (b. 1937, Nebraska) is one of the most influential artists of our time known for his paintings and prints incorporating text, urban imagery and Western landscapes. Influenced by the city of Los Angeles and his early interest in graphic arts, Ruscha’s practice comments on myths of American Romanticism, commercial culture and urban life with humor and irony. The artist continues to influence contemporary artists worldwide. His formal experimentations and clever use of the American vernacular continue to evolve in form and meaning as technology and internet platforms alter the essence of human communication.
Ruscha earned a BFA from the Chouinard Art Institute. The artist holds numerous awards, including the National Arts Award for Artistic Excellence and the J. Paul Getty Medal. Ruscha represented the United States at the 51st Venice Biennale and is collected by institutions internationally, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) and Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art (France).
- Bruce Nauman is another master of text-based artwork, and has deeply influenced the evolution of conceptual art. View his work.
- Frank Stella also tackles nautical themes in his epic series The Waves, albeit in an abstract mode. View his work.
MATCHZane Bennett Contemporary | form & concept 26 Jun - 10 Oct 2020Collections collide in this summer display incorporating work from both form & concept and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art. For the first time ever, artworks by the represented artists of form...Read more
ChromoAnnual Winter/Spring Print Show 31 Jan - 4 Jul 2020El Anatsui, Mel Bochner, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Sol LeWitt, Mark Mulroney, Bruce Nauman, Louise Nevelson, Mimmo Paladino, Hayal Pozanti, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, Jonas Wood at Zane Bennett Contemporary ArtRead more
Writing on the Wall27 Sep - 16 Nov 2019Zane Bennett Gallery gathers the text-based work of eight American masters of art on paper: Donald Baechler, Mel Bochner, David X Levine, Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, David Rathman, Robert Rauschenberg...Read more
Enough Of Trump: Using Art To Get Out The VoteJuly 30, 2020An eclectic collective of artists has formed to create a collection of prints titled 'ENOUGH of Trump' with the goal of rallying people to get...Read more
Ed Ruscha at Tate ModernBankside, London December 1, 2019Explore sixty years of work by influential American artist Ed Ruscha at Tate Modern's ARTIST ROOMS Gallery , including paintings, prints and photographic books.Read more
Collector Spotlight: Brian SearsDecember 4, 2020For our first Collector Spotlight, a series of interviews exploring the philosophies of remarkable arts supporters, we connected with Brian Sears. Brian started collecting in the early 90’s at the encouragement of Glenn Fuhrman, the world-renowned contemporary art collector and cofounder of the FLAG Art Foundation , and his first acquisition was an Ed Ruscha artwork from Zane Bennett Contemporary Art. Since then, he's collected works by Dunham Aurelius, Pascal , Peter Lodato and many more. Brian is the CEO & Founder of Service Academy Capital Management , and...Read more