Edward Ruscha, Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, 1980, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin, 2005.5.65
Ruscha is based in Los Angeles, where he hit it big with paintings of single words taken from Southern California's neon landscape. Over the years, he has made many road trips on America's western highways, often in the company of other artists. Despite its large scale, this painting suggests an image seen in a rear-view mirror, as though Ruscha had traveled far from the territory where words loomed huge in his canvases, and an immense and enigmatic space now offered him a new perspective.
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
Canada, U.S.A., Mexico
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- Not on view.
20 1/8 x 159 1/8 in. (51.1 x 404.2 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin
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- oil on canvas
- Landscape – celestial – planet
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