Edward Ruscha. Museum on Fire. 1968

Edward Ruscha Museum on Fire 1968

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In this drawing, made on the occasion of an exhibition in Los Angeles, Ruscha envisions the destruction of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ruscha's declaration of discontent was a response to the unpopular and unfriendly building designed in 1964 by William Pereira. The drawing also alludes to an uproarious period in which artists felt increasingly alienated from cultural institutions.

Gallery label from From the Collection: 1960-69, March 26, 2016 - March 12, 2017.
Powdered graphite on paper
8 x 14 3/8" (20.3 x 36.5 cm)
Gift of UBS
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© 2019 Edward Ruscha
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