Saturday, 13 November 2010


Ed Ruscha says of one of his earliest artworks...

"I hitchhiked throughout the South in the early 1950's. Coming across a town in Tennessee called Sweetwater, I remember swimming in an unattended pool by the side of the road. Later, I went to art school in Los Angeles and studied Abstract Expresionism and painted pictures of towns I had hitchhiked through, like Dublin, Georgia; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and most memorable of all, Sweetwater, Tennessee."

Ed Ruscha, Sweetwater, 1959, ink & oil on canvas, 60x48", inadvertently destroyed.