Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Particular Kind --- Day 5/171

Walk: de Young Museum
Distance: 1 mile

Ed Ruscha, Hollywood, 1968, colored screen print

Ciwt went again to Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, the current de Young show, and there's no getting around it:  Ruscha is just very cool - pretty much always has been.  But what strikes Ciwt is the way his art communicates his deep, abiding, unadorned love for Los Angeles even as it has deteriorated, sprawled out, and lost the original purity that first grabbed him. He accepts it all; no judgement. It's simply his particular kind of heaven:

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