|Dates: ||1937, 16 December - |
|Born: ||US, NE, Omaha|
American painter and photographer.
Biography provided by Focal Press
Employing a wry taxonomical approach to the photographic documentation of West-Coast vernacular structures, Ruscha’s work from the 1960s and 1970s embraces photography in the service of conceptual art. Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, and Thirty-Four Parking Lots in Los Angeles are among his commercially produced and widely influential books. A painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, Ruscha combines Dadaist sensibilities, articulate painting style, and fascination with language into dreamily elusive wordscapes: a poetic blend of word and image that is both critique and celebration of contemporary culture.
(Author: Garie Waltzer - Photographer and consultant)
Michael Peres (Editor-in-Chief), 2007, Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, (Focal Press) [ISBN-10: 0240807405, ISBN-13: 978-0240807409]
(Used with permission)
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