Edward Ruscha

b. 1937

"Hollywood In The Rain," from "Hollywood Collects," 1970

Offset lithograph on paper
Edition: 80/220
Signed and numbered in pencil along the lower margin: Ed Ruscha; with the title, date, and copyright of the original 1969 lithograph printed in black ink directly below the image, at right; Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, pub.
Image: 8.125" H x 32.75" W; Sheet: 10.5" H x 35.125" W

  • Notes: Ed Ruscha's depictions of the "Hollywood" sign remain one of the most recognizable images in the artist's oeuvre. This particular image was commissioned and published by the Otis College of Art and Design art gallery for its "Hollywood Collects" exhibition held in 1970.

    Described by the Los Angeles Times as "an exhibition of 20th Century art culled from the living rooms of leading Hollywood personalities," "Hollywood Collects" featured works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Bonnard, and Pierre Auguste Renoir that were contemporaneously valued at over $10 million, lent by celebrities including Julie Andrews, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, and Dennis Hopper.

    Other impressions of this print are held in the collections of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

    Related artists include John Anthony Baldessari, Robert Barry, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Mel Bochner, Robert Cottingham, Jim Dine, Charles Gaines, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Pettitbone, Larry Rivers, Kay Rosen, James Rosenquist, Kenny Scharf, Frank Stella, Wayne Thiebaud, Lawrence Weiner, and Tom Wesselmann.
  • Condition: Overall fair condition. The sheet is trimmed down along the upper and lower edge from the original full sheet of 23" H x 35" W. A speck of unobtrusive grime near the upper right margin edge. The sheet, is loose not mounted.

    Framed under glass: 11" H x 35.75 W x 1" D

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