Edward Ruscha (born 1937) is one of the most influential artists of our time. Ruscha was born in Nebraska and moved to Los Angeles in 1956 to study at the Chouinard Art Institute, intending to become a commercial artist.
Ruscha has been heavily influenced by the city of Los Angeles and by his initial interest in graphic arts, incorporating text, urban imagery and Western landscapes into his work. Ruscha comments on myths of American Romanticism, commercial culture, and urban life in humorous and ironic pieces. Ruscha is best known for his witty and enigmatic use of text in his paintings, which he continues to incorporate into his works today. Ruscha 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.
The first retrospective of Ruscha’s drawings was held in 2004 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Ruscha represented the United States at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) with Course of Empire, an installation of ten paintings. In 2018 Ruscha’s Course of Empire was presented at the National Gallery in London.
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...
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 Art
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...
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...
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.
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...