Ed Ruscha's Streets of Los Angeles Archives
Edward Ruscha photographs of Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard, 1965–2010
Edward Ruscha photographs of Los Angeles streets, 1974–2010
The artist's series of self-published books chronicling these photo shoots is well known. Production material related to the photobooks, however, has never been exhibited or studied, providing the Getty with an unprecedented opportunity for new scholarship.
The Research Institute currently owns an entire set of Ruscha's artist's books, the only known complete run of Orb (1959–60), a journal edited and produced by Ruscha while he was a student at Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts), and other rare materials. The new acquisition is a major addition to the collections and allows for a richer contextualization of this seminal artist's work.