Hollywood

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Hollywood

Edition: 56 of 100
United States, 1968
Prints; screenprints
Color screenprint
Image (image): 12 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. (31.75 x 102.87 cm) Sheet (Sheet): 17 1/2 x 44 7/16 in. (44.45 x 112.8713 cm) Frame: 19 × 46 in. (48.26 × 116.84 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund (M.81.178)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Ed Ruscha first drew the Hollywood sign in 1967. Since then, the familiar icon has appeared in many of his paintings, drawings, and prints....
Ed Ruscha first drew the Hollywood sign in 1967. Since then, the familiar icon has appeared in many of his paintings, drawings, and prints. Ruscha has joked that the sign was "a smog indicator: if I could read it, the weather was OK," but its recurrence in his art hints at his conviction that the landscape of Los Angeles is shaped by film culture.
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Bibliography

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art Members' Calendar 1992,  vol. 29-30, no. 12-1 (December, 1991-January, 1993).
  • Engberg, Siri and Clive Philpott. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999. Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center, 1999.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art Members' Calendar 1992,  vol. 29-30, no. 12-1 (December, 1991-January, 1993).
  • Engberg, Siri and Clive Philpott. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999. Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center, 1999.
  • Barron, Stephanie, S. Bernstein and I. S. Fort, with essays by Stephanie Barron, Sherri Bernstein, M. Dear, Howard N. Fox and Richard Rodriguez.  Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Berkeley:  University of California Press, Berkeley, 2000.
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