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Ed Ruscha will be presented with the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal in honor of his work as a painter, draftsman, photographer, and bookmaker. The event will take place at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on September 16, 2019.

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Words Have No Size

In this January 2016 interview for the Louisiana Channel, Ed Ruscha speaks about how his interests led him away from Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism to work with common objects and words.

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Buildings and Words

Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and narrated by the actor Owen Wilson, this mini documentary chronicles the trajectory of Ed Ruscha’s oeuvre.

John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha on Richard Artschwager

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John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha on Richard Artschwager

John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha sit down to discuss the work of Richard Artschwager on the occasion of his 2013 retrospective at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gagosian director Bob Monk moderates this conversation.

TateShots

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TateShots
Ed Ruscha

In this episode of weekly web series TateShots, Ed Ruscha discusses his interest in words and letters, and his use of backgrounds as “stage settings.”

Anthony Kiedis Celebrates Ed Ruscha

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Anthony Kiedis Celebrates Ed Ruscha

Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, drives through Los Angeles with Ed Ruscha. The pair discuss their love and appreciation of LA, words being art, and how they both feel connected to words. Produced by Pacific Standard Time, a Los Angeles art initiative.

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Paul Holdengräber

Ed Ruscha sits down for a conversation with Paul Holdengräber, director of the New York Public Library’s public programming and founder of the public event series Live from the NYPL.

Gagosian App for iPad

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Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 2

Gagosian announces the release of issue 2 of the Gagosian App for iPad on September 22, 2011. Artists featured in this issue include Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Joel Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Mark Tansey, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol.

In issue 2 experience Douglas Gordon’s film k.364 (2010)through a dual-channel 3-D room, explore the world of Robert Therrien as he transforms elements from everyday life into works of art that evoke mythic archetypes, and trace the evolution of economics over time through key figures identified in Mark Tansey’s EC 101 (2009), viewing fine-grained detail in high resolution with gigapixel zoom and artwork rotator. We also introduce the issue manager, which allows users to store and browse multiple issues at once.

Ed Ruscha on Working with Gunpowder

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Ed Ruscha on Working with Gunpowder

In this July 2004 video produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ed Ruscha discusses the appeal of using gunpowder as a drawing medium due to its color and texture.