Edward Ruscha
DANCE? 1973

Artwork details

Artist
Edward Ruscha born 1937
Title
DANCE?
Date 1973
Medium Coffee, eggwhite, mustard, chilli sauce, ketchup and cheddar cheese on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1372 x 1520 x 29 mm
Collection
No information available
Reference
AR00046
Not on display
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Online caption

This work highlights Ruscha’s preoccupation with the symbols of American popular culture of the 1960s and 1970s, with the monosyllabic invitation to dance invoking light-hearted entertainment. An unlikely array of materials were used to create it, including coffee, egg white, mustard, chilli sauce, ketchup and cheddar cheese. These edible ingredients suggest the kind of foodstuffs that might be consumed in an American diner, and are in particular the condiments that accompany typically American fast food such as hotdogs and hamburgers.

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