Ed Ruscha for Band of Outsiders

Today we take a look at some items from the Spring/Summer2012 Band of Outsiders collection.  Ed Ruscha is featured in the look book which was shot on location at Ruscha’s studio in Los Angeles, CA on vintage Polaroid film.  Another stellar collection is on the way. Check out more on band.bandofoutsiders.com.

For those not familiar with Ed, check out his work here

Born in 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska, Edward Ruscha was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where his family moved in 1941. In 1956 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the Chouinard Art Institute, and had his first solo exhibition in 1963 at the Ferus Gallery. In 1973, Ruscha began showing his work with Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. He continues to live and work in Los Angeles, and currently shows with Gagosian Gallery.

Ruscha has consistently combined the cityscape of his adopted hometown with vernacular language to communicate a particular urban experience. Encompassing painting, drawing, photography, and artist’s books, Ruscha’s work holds the mirror up to the banality of urban life and gives order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confronts us daily. Ruscha’s early career as a graphic artist continues to strongly influence his aesthetic and thematic approach.