Exhibition: Ed Ruscha: Films

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00am to 6:00pm

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Verle Annis Gallery (HAR)
850 West 37th Street, Room 125, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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.

Event Type

Arts, Film Screening, Exhibit


University Park Campus



School of Architecture
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