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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.6
People
Edward Ruscha, American (Omaha, NE born 1937)
Title
Hotel
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1962
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil and black ink on wove paper
Dimensions
29.2 x 35.9 cm (11 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)
framed: 38.4 x 48.6 x 2.5 cm (15 1/8 x 19 1/8 x 1 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: blue ballpoint, u.l.: E. RUSCHA
  • inscription: upper right, blue ballpoint ink, in artist's hand
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite, signed, in artist's hand: Ed Ruscha
  • blind stamp: STRATHMORE USE EITHER SIDE
Provenance
Ed Ruscha; [Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London] sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1998.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Turvey D1962.06
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© Edward J. Ruscha IV/Gagosian Gallery
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.6
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Donna De Salvo and Paul Schimmel, Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62, exh. cat., ed. Russell Ferguson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. (Los Angeles and New York, 1992), p. 248, repr. p. 62 (color)

Linda Norden, Landmark Pictures: Ed Ruscha/Andreas Gursky, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2000), under checklist, n.p.

Richard D. Marshall, Ed Ruscha, Phaidon Press Limited (London and New York, 2003), repr. p. 25 (color)

Lisa Turvey, ed., Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Gagosian Gallery, New York (New York, 2014), p. 84, cat. no. D1962.06, ill. (color)

Susan Dackerman, ed., Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2015), pp. 50-51, cat. 6, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 12/06/1992 - 03/07/1993; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, 04/03/1993 - 06/20/1993; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 07/16/1993 - 10/03/1993

Ed Ruscha: New Paintings, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 06/25/1998 - 07/30/1998

Landmark Pictures: Ed Ruscha/Andreas Gursky, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 01/08/2000 - 03/19/2000; Sert Gallery, Cambridge, 06/08/2000 - 07/16/2000

Nominally Figured: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/08/2006 - 02/25/2007

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/03/2015 - 01/03/2016; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, 02/13/2016 - 04/13/2016

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