30 October 2009- 10 January 2010. Ed Ruscha was born in Nebraska in 1937 and began his career as a graphic artist. In the same way that Edward Hopper provided anecdotal insights into the day-to-day banality of American culture, Ruscha continues this tradition by focusing on an image-obsessed America, where mass-media campaigns and advertisements battle their uninvited way into our consciousness.

His art work is both urbane and urban, with a heady nod to the popular culture and false glamour of his adopted Los Angeles. As an artist, Ruscha relies on drawing and photography to facilitate his work, however this is the first retrospective to concentrate exclusively on his paintings.

Daily: 10.00-18.00 Fri: 10.00-22.00

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Address The Hayward, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Tel. +44 (0) 20 7960 4200

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Ed Ruscha at The Hayward

The Hayward, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Tel. +44 (0) 20 7960 4200

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