Ed Ruscha
‘Mountain Prints’

Apr 10, 2016


Gagosian Gallery Geneva currently presents an Ed Ruscha exhibition with the artist’s most iconic series on display. Entitled Mountain Prints, it showcases his eponymous series.

It is in the 1970s’ that Ed Ruscha began- along with Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer- to use entire sentences in his works. Often random, always playful, these statements became his trademark. At the Mountain Prints exhibition, they occupy the forefront. „Jet Baby“, „Sponge Puddle“ or „secs. hrs. wks. most. yrs“ are written on Ruscha’s Mountain imagery.

Hollywood imagery is indeed a constant theme approached by the American artist throughout his overall corpus. A corpus that will soon be celebrated at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco with an exclusive Ed Ruscha retrospective entitled Ed Ruscha and the Great American West.

Ed Ruscha, Sponge Puddle, 2015, Lithograph, 29 × 28 inches (73.7 × 71.1 cm), Edition of 60 © Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, Periods, 2013, Lithograph, 28 3/4 × 28 inches (73 × 71.1 cm),Color Trial Proof 7 © Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, Jet Baby, 2011, Lithograph, 29 × 28 inches (73.7 × 71.1 cm), Color Trial Proof 15 © Ed Ruscha

Gagosian Gallery

April 6 – May 28, 2016

19 place de Longemalle
1204 Geneva