Ed Ruscha's Hollywood Boulevard, 1973 and 2002
Date Recorded: October 8, 2013
Artist Ed Ruscha's fascination with the vernacular architecture of Los Angeles began over fifty years ago and continues to this day. In the 1960s, Ruscha started documenting the building facades along the city's major roads by taking continuous photographs with a 35mm camera mounted to a moving vehicle. His first related publication, "Everything Building on the Sunset Strip" (1966), captures an extensive stretch of the famous thoroughfare. The Streets of Los Angeles Archive, now preserved at the Getty Research Institute, includes Ruscha's comprehensive views of avenues throughout the region.
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