About US-American photographer, Ed RUSCHA (b.1937 in Omaha, Nebraska)
Edward 'Ed' Joseph RUSCHA is an American painter, photographer, print- and filmmaker. He was best known for his works in the field of painting and printmaking. He attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles from 1956 and had his first solo exhibition in 1963 at Walter Hopps' Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. As early as 1962, he published photo volumes in editions of 400 to 2000 copies. In terms of visual language, e.g. the photographer Walker EVANS was a role model. In addition to numerous national and international awards, he received the German Society for Photography (DGPh) culture award. Ed RUSCHA has made a total of 16 artist books between 1963 and 1978.
Artist and photo books by and with works by Ed RUSCHA
'Twentysix Gasoline Stations' (1963); 'Various Small Fires and Milk' (1964); 'Some Los Angeles Apartments' (1965); 'Every Building on the Sunset Strip'(1966); 'Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles' (1967); 'Royal Road Test' (1967); 'Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass' (1968); 'Stains' (1969); 'Crackers' (1969); 'Babycakes with Weights' (1970); 'Real Estate Opportunities' (1970); 'Records' (1971); 'A Few Palm Trees' (1971); 'Hard Light' (1972); 'Colored People' (1972); 'Ed Ruscha' 82002); 'Then & Now. Hollywood Boulevard 1973-2004' (2005); 'Ed Ruscha. Photographer' (2006); 'Road Tested' (2011); 'Los Angeles Apartments' (2013); 'Bücher und Bilder' (2013); 'Ed Ruscha and Some Los Angeles Apartments' (2013); 'Sam Shepard. New Mexico' (2020)