Images Inspired by Ed Ruscha’s Admitted Love of Driving at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH, TX.- Since Ruscha’s first road trip from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles in 1956, the artist has continued to engage the images he has encountered along the roads of the western United States. Consisting of approximately 75 works, spanning the artist’s entire career, Ed Ruscha: Road Tested tracks key images inspired by his admitted love of driving. The exhibition is on view until April 17, 2011 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. “I like being in the car, and seeing things from that vantage point,” Ruscha has said. “Sometimes I give myself assignments to go out on the road and explore different ideas. My books are an example of that.” The exhibition, organized by Michael Auping, the Museum’s chief curator, includes many of the artist’s most famous books, including Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, Real Estate Opportunities, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Thirty-Four Parking Lot