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An influential voice in postwar American painting, Ed Ruscha is also one of contemporary art’s most important graphic artists. From his first artist books and prints made in the 1960s to his most recent projects, Ruscha and his art epitomize the tenets of both Pop and Conceptual art with their reliance on combinations of text, image, and idea.

A generation younger than Ruscha, Raymond Pettibon grew up in a Southern California beach town and his seminal album covers and posters for punk rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s established him as a figurative artist dealing with raw and often deviant combinations of popular culture and literary sources that include Henry James and Marcel Proust.

Ed Ruscha / Raymond Pettibon: The Holy Bible and THE END