Bolt IV , 1998 ( ER98-1409 )
2 color lithograph
22" x 14"
Edition of 35
Don't Miss: Ed Ruscha: Standard
BCAM, at LACMA
September 22, 2012 to January 21, 2013
(where you will see many of the artists prints)
Ed Ruscha's influence can be seen in graphic design, cinema, architectural theory, and urban history. His art depicts everyday objects â�� gas stations, street signs, billboards, commercial packaging â�� yet often triggers philosophical reflection about the relationship between words, things, and ideas. The word â��standardâ�� is a case in point: it can be a banner or rallying point, an established level of quality, and an oil companyâ��s brand name. In his depictions of Standard stations, Ruscha points to each of these definitions and more. LACMA's collection includes more than 300 works by Ruscha.