Ed Ruscha talks about the cultural curiosities which fill his photography book series. He explains he "had no real agenda or message" when photographing the swimming pools, gas stations and parking lots of Los Angeles yet found an artistic value and new perspective in shooting the scenes from above.
Jasper Sharp, Adjunct Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is talking about the exhibition "Ed Ruscha - The Ancients Stole All Our Great Ideas". This exhibition is the first in a new series for which internationally-renowned artists are invited to work with the collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Ed Ruscha is one of the most important artists of our time. Moving freely between painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and graphic design, his work has remained consistently inventive and defining of its time. He first visited Vienna and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1961. Exactly fifty years later Ruscha was invited by the museum to return, to spend time with its curators and explore its collections. This exhibition, for which each object was personally chosen by the artist, is the result. September 25 -- December 2, 2012 An exhibition of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, curated by Ed Ruscha For more information see http://www.khm.at/en/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/ed-ruscha/
Renowned American artist Ed Ruscha gives his best wishes to those bidding at the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Gala. Our collaboration with Ruscha resulted in Huntsman producing a bona fide work of art in the form of a one off jacket with Ruscha's famous ‘Boy Meet’s Girl’ painting as the lining. It will be sold, as per the artist will, to benefit a charity close to Ruscha and Huntsmans heart. Yasmin Aga Khan is doing an amazing job raising money for Alzheimer research, in memory of her mother Rita Hayworth who suffered from that terrible disease. Huntsman is proud to contribute again to her efforts by offering this unique bespoke commission (for a man or woman) at the New York Rita Hayworth Alzheimer’s Gala Auction on October 25th. For live bidding please head to https://501auctions.com/alzritahayworthgala/item/292618
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like us at http://www.facebook.com/henryandrel The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits. Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual "Art + Film Gala" honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood. directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (http://gosupermarche.com/) edited by Max Joseph (http://www.maxjoseph.com/) written by Gabriel Nussbaum (http://www.bankstreetfilms.com) cinematography by Magdalena Gorka (http://magdalenagorka.com/) & Henry Joost produced by Mandy Yaeger & Erin Wright Thank you to John Baldessari and his studio. (http://www.baldessari.org/)
A split-screen tour of what the same streets in downtown L.A. looked like in the nineteen-forties and today. Music: Mr. Black - High Roller Still haven’t subscribed to The New Yorker on YouTube ►► http://bit.ly/newyorkeryoutubesub CONNECT WITH THE NEW YORKER Web: http://www.newyorker.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/NewYorker Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newyorker Google+: http://plus.google.com/+newyorker Instagram: http://instagram.com/newyorkermag Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thenewyorker Tumblr: http://newyorker.tumblr.com The Scene: http://thescene.com/thenewyorker Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene Seventy Years of Los Angeles, Then and Now | The New Yorker Director: Keven McAlester Producer: Keven McAlester
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/coolschool/ For a decade—1956 to 1966—the Ferus Gallery was the catalyst of a nascent modern art scene, grooming idealistic beatniks into competitive, often-brilliant artists. It also helped to solidify the careers of many of New York's shining stars including: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Johns. What was lost and gained is a complex web of egos, passions, money and art. THE COOL SCHOOL premieres Tuesday, June 10 on INDEPENDENT LENS, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Terrence Howard, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. Visit the Web site for more: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/coolschool/
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The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. celebrates the legendary Los Angeles print shop's 50th anniversary. In this video, co-founder Sidney Felsen shares stories behind works by Joseph Albers, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and other artists featured in the exhibition. The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. on view at LACMA through January 2, 2017. www.lacma.org/gemini
This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news please visit signpaintermovie.com About the project... There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco's New Bohemia Signs and New York's Colossal Media's Sky High Murals. The book published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012 features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. We encourage you to pick up a copy at your local book shop, or directly from Princeton Architectural Press - goo.gl/aTZLq