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Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles
  • Edward Ruscha
    born 1937
    born: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, 1966
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Mylar™ covered box, offset lithograph
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18.5 x 14.9 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 9/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0040
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Claimed: Land Use in Western America," Jun-2007, Kate Meyer
“Anytime I get up to the Strip I’m confronted by two things: How many buildings still do exist, and how much things have changed. But they will soon be doing plenty of Rambo-Vegas-style projects that will span Sunset Boulevard with skywalk bridges and mirrored escalator malls that will be cruel to the eyes. It’s cancerous and ultimately fatal. I wish time would stand still.”

Ed Ruscha, as quoted in Interview, July, 2005, article by Richard Prince.