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Home Power

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Home Power

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Edward Ruscha
American, born 1937

Date

1988

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Accession #

1988.1

Dimensions

60 x 105 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Known for his poetic visions of the American landscape, Ed Ruscha draws upon the Pop art tradition by co-opting images from popular culture. Here an archetypal suburban house—an icon of shelter, warmth, and safety—glows mysteriously from within, possessed by a strange energy and unseen inhabitants. The house becomes a symbol of fortified homestead in the frontier of suburbia. Home Power also hints at the anonymity and the dark façade of pre fab life in the suburban sprawl that characterized the 1980s.

Credit

Purchase with 20th Century Art Acquisition Fund

Image Copyright

© Edward Ruscha


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