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Ed Ruscha Joins SFMOMA Board

'Sin with Olives,' 1969. (©Ed Ruscha/SFMOMA)

A year ago, Ed Ruscha stepped down from the board of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, following the departure of the museum’s longtime chief curator, Paul Schimmel. Today it’s been announced that he will join the board of the San Francisco Museum of Art, which has one three-year seat set aside for an artist. Read More


Ed Ruscha Is in The New Yorker

Danna and Ed Ruscha. (Courtesy PMC)

In this week’s New Yorker, Calvin Tomkins profiles Ed Ruscha, who has a show at the Getty Center in Los Angeles right now. They drive around L.A., hang out at Mr. Ruscha’s studio and have dinner at the home of Steve Martin and his wife Anne Stringfield. Lots of good stories and quotes in this one, including Mr. Martin joking about wanting to watch Mr. Ruscha shower. (It has to do with the art in his bathroom.) Read More


Ed Ruscha on Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’


The residents of Miami are lucky enough to have an Ed Ruscha show on their hands right now, at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. It’s called “On the Road,” and features paintings lined with passages from the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name, like “Brakemen eat surly meals in diners by the tracks.” Read More


Getty Plans ‘Smaller PST’ for 2013

The Getty Center, Los Angeles (Photo courtesy of The Getty Center)

With their “Pacific Standard Time” initiative nearing its end, the Getty Foundation and the Getty Research Institute are spearheading a similar, though more modest, exhibition series to open in April, 2013, focused on architecture and urban planning in Southern California.

The Getty Center in Los Angeles will present a survey exhibition, “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990,” while seven institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer Museum, will present simultaneous shows related to the urban landscape of L.A. and the surrounding cities following World War II. Read More

public art

Jay-Z, Ed Ruscha and Marilyn Minter to Design Water Tanks in New York


The Art Newspaper reports that nonprofit organization Word Above the Street has signed up a bevy of artists for a 12-week project to transform 300 of New York’s water towers into public artworks. Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, E.V. Day, Tony Conrad, Andy Goldsworthy and Tony Oursler, as well as rapper Jay-Z are just some of the artists on board with the aptly named Water Tank Project, an effort to increase public awareness of the need to conserve water. Read More