American, b. 1937. Ed Ruscha is an American artist associated with blending Pop Art and Conceptual Art practices. His applications in drawing, painting, photography, film, printmaking, typography and publishing, along with a background as a graphic designer are all utilized in his work. Often presenting words by laying them over or integrating them with images, Ruscha "... like(s) the idea of a word becoming a picture, almost leaving its body, then coming back and becoming a word again,” he has said. The artist’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He continues to live and work in Los Angeles, CA.