Saturday, June 03, 2006

Kent Twitchell's "Ed Ruscha Monument" Painted Over

"Ed Ruscha Monument"
Kent Twitchell
1978-1987 Acrylic

"(The Ed Ruscha mural) has always been such a popular piece in the art world and in Los Angeles. I had no idea it was in danger in any way," he said. "It was sort of my 'Mona Lisa'; I worked on it for nine years."
-Kent Twitchell

"Ed Ruscha Monument"
Kent Twitchell
(painted over - June 2, 2006)

Ed Ruscha in a brooding Firestarter pose. Do they really want to mess with this man's portrait?


Lisa Hunter said...

Oh, gosh. I hadn't seen the "after" photo. Now I'm even sadder. Doesn't the world have enough banal beige walls?

Anonymous said...

He's as hot as ever.