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Title
"Ed Ruscha Monument", Kent Twitchell
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Reagh, William
Date Created and/or Issued
1975
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Kent Twitchell created the six-story, 11,000-square-foot mural in acrylic paint using mostly a #6 watercolor brush; he worked from 1978-1987, usually at night in his spare time, and had no assistants. Sadly, this famous work of art was illegally painted over on June 2, 2006. The artist was never notified that such action would take place, and no one has ever admitted to ordering the mural to be painted over. Kent Twitchell is an artist and muralist most famous for his larger-than-life photorealist mural portraits, which can be found throughout Los Angeles cities.
A mural titled "Ed Ruscha Monument" shows an image of artist Ed Ruscha on the exterior of the Job Corps Center at 1031 S. Hill Street. He is in his red silk shirt, looking toward downtown, as viewed through an alleyway on Olympic Boulevard.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00070057
William Reagh Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
A-004-845 4x5
CARL0000073506
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/125197
Subject
Ruscha, Edward--Portraits
Murals--California--Los Angeles
Tall buildings--California--Los Angeles
Alleys--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Twitchell, Kent
Ruscha, Edward

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