Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Ed Ruscha ARTIST ROOMS
28 May 11 - 29 Oct 11
Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha is one of the most consistently inventive American artists of the last fifty years.
Since the early 1960s he has channelled his fascination with language and American West Coast culture into books, print-making, photography, drawing and painting.
Early drawings, key paintings and artist books are displayed in this extended exhibition alongside other loans, showing in the UK for the first time.
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is an inspired partnership with the Art Fund - the fundraising charity for works of art, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international contemporary art to galleries throughout the UK.
ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland and was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.
To see the full ARTIST ROOMS collection please visit www.tate.org.uk/artistrooms and www.nationalgalleries.org/artistrooms
To find out more information about ARTIST ROOMS On Tour please visit www.artfund.org/artistrooms