THE DAILY PIC: This is a piece by Ed Ruscha recently installed beside the High Line park in New York – the first Ruscha painting, I am told, installed as a mural outside. So much of Ruscha’s work has always seemed to draw subjects and visuals from the streets around him, so it’s great to see that imagery reinserted into its native habitat. It’s almost possible to imagine a new Ruscha that appropriates parts of this mural, as a (very) assisted readymade.
Cecilia Alemani, curator of the art on the High Line, also pointed out the nice irony of installing this particular work beside a park which, on nice days, has come to be as crowded as any freeway. (Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy Friends of the High Line)
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