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Edward Ruscha.

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN

The gas stations, the strip, the plain language, the cool wit, the games with light: Surely Ed Ruscha is the consummate West Coast artist. Yet, to former Hirshhorn assistant director Neal Benezra (now at the Art Institute of Chicago), that's a limiting label. "I've always felt this work is of primary importance internationally," he says, and together with MOMA Oxford director Kerry Brougher and associate curator Phyllis Rosenzweig, he's gathering seventy-five works from the '6os to the present (including all sixteen of Ruscha's books) to prove the point. June 29-Sept. 17; MOCA, Chicago, Nov. 20, 2000-Feb. 5, 2001; Miami Art Museum, Mar. 22- June 3, 2001; Modem Art Museum of Fort Worth, July 1-Sept. 30, 2001; and MOMA Oxford, Oct. 27, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002.
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Author:Frankel, David
Publication:Artforum International
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2000
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