Ed Ruscha, Mad Scientist, 1975

From the National Galleries of Scotland:

During the mid 1970s, Ruscha made a series of drawings in pastel using pithy phrases set against colourful backdrops. The sentences and phrases evoke American vernacular and slang, draw attention to a particular experience of the artist, or recall the excesses of Hollywood culture. The phrase in this work suggests the mad scientist as portrayed in the movies, but may also refer to the progress and experiments taking place in science in America during the 1960s and 1970s.

 

Posted on March 20 2012, with 281 Notes

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