Ed Ruscha quickly gained his footing in the Los Angeles art scene and found early success in the 1960s as one of the “Cool School” associated with the Ferus Gallery. Throughout a career of more than fifty years, he has made photo-collages, paintings, prints, drawings, and books, often referencing the city’s vernacular and culture with conceptual word games, text, and a deadpan sense of humor.
In Hollywood Ruscha uses an actual sign as his text, one that is an iconic image and a stand-in itself for the City of Angels. Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer Lot 215, Hollywood (1968), a screenprint from an edition of 100. Ruscha published and printed this edition himself, using a split fountain technique.