Ed Ruscha: Films

01/14/19 – 01/18/19, 10:00AM

  • Monday, January 14, 2019
    – Saturday, January 18, 2019 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Verle Annis Gallery

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On view: January 14-18, 2019, 10 AM-6 PM Daily.

The five-day pop-up screening will showcase “Premium” (1971) and “Miracle” (1975), two rare films made by iconic Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha.


Premium is a filmic translation of 1969's Crackers, one in an influential series of conceptual photography books created by Ruscha in the 1960s and 70s. The second film, Miracle, has artist Jim Ganzer playing an auto-mechanic who undergoes a metamorphosis while repairing the carburetor of a ’65 Ford Mustang. Both films offer a dazzling exploration of storytelling and the conventional narrative codes of Hollywood, featuring Ruscha’s signature deadpan humor and keen translation of the contemporary American condition.

This exhibition was made possible by the Danielian Family Endowment Fund.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Photos courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.