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Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire

Monday 11 June 2018Sunday 07 October 2018

Display featuring Ed Ruscha's celebrated Course of Empire installation, consisting ten paintings originally created for the 2005 Venice Biennale. The work is shown in dialogue with Thomas Cole's five-picture cycle The Course of Empire created in the 1830s. Cole focuses on the rise and fall of classical civilization, while Ruscha's work comprises five black-and-white Los Angeles landscapes made in 1992 paired with color representations of the same sites as they appeared ten years later.

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