Fantastic news for arguably the trendiest neighbor in Manhattan!
Can’t wait to see Ed’s finished work.
Ed Ruscha, Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today, 1977. Private collection. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery.
Perhaps best known for his bold canvases emblazoned with industrial-style typeface and dry witticisms, Ed Ruscha is one of the biggest names in the Pop and Conceptual art scenes. Ruscha uses his art to explore and express the banality of urban life, drawing upon vernacular language and his background as both a cartoonist and sign maker. It follows then that he would be commissioned to create a mural for New York City; the new work will draw inspiration from Ruscha’s 1977 pastel drawing Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today, enlarged to fill the side of a building at 22nd Street along the High Line. While this is his first public commission to be realized in New York, Ruscha previously created a mural for the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego in 1966, a sateen-covered billboard for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1976, and two series of 360-degree series of paintings for the Denver Public Library in 1995 and the Miami-Dade Public Library (now the Miami Art Museum) in 1985.
Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today will remain at the High Line from May 6, 2014 to May 2015.
Brave Men Run in My Family at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego
The Back of Hollywood billboard opposite the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
WORDS WITHOUT THOUGHTS NEVER TO HEAVEN GO at the Miami Art Museum.
Seventy panel mural at the Denver Public Library.