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Five Past Eleven, 1989

Ed Ruscha, American, b. Omaha, Nebraska, 1937

Acrylic on canvas, 59 1/4 x 145 3/4 in. (150.3 x 370.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1989

Accession Number: 89.23

Provenance:
James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, to 2 October 1989
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1989

Exhibition History:
LEO CASTELLI GALLERY, New York. "Ed Ruscha: New Paintings," 6-27 May 1989.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions: 1989-1991," 8 October 1991-5 January 1992, unpublished checklist, no. 59.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Edward Ruscha," 6 December 1989-11 February 1990, ill. p. 74. TOUR: MUSEUM BOYMANS-VAN BEUNINGEN, Rotterdam, 4 March-22 April; FUNDACIO CAIXA DE PENSIONS, Barcelona, 10 May-15 July; SERPENTINE GALLERY, London, 14 September-28 October; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, 9 December-24 February 1991.
MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU, Berlin. "Metropolis: International Art Exhibition Berlin 1991," 20 April-21 July 1991, no. 152, ill. p. 230.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Ed Ruscha," 29 June-17 September 2000, ill. pp. 120-121. TOUR: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, 20 November-5 February 2001; MIAMI ART MUSEUM, 22 March-3 June; MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 1 July-30 September; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Oxford, England, 28 October-13 January 2002.
HAYWARD GALLERY, London. "Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting," 14 October-10 January 2010, cat. ill. p. 143. TOUR: HAUS DE KUNST, Munich, 12 February-2 May 2010; MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm, 29 May-5 September 2010.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Fragments in Time and Space," 23 June-28 August 2011, no cat.

Published References:
PAGEL, DAVID. "Displaced Textual Significations," Artweek 20 (4 March 1989), ill. p. 5.
LARSON, KAY. "Apocalypse Now," New York (29 May 1989), p. 66.
BETSKY, AARON. "...The Hour is Getting Late," Artcoast: Contemporary Art West and East (May/June 1989), pp. 68, 71; ill. cover and contents page.
FEHLAU, FRED. "Ed Ruscha: James Corcoran, Los Angeles," Flash Art 141 (Summer 1989), p. 153, ill.
RUGOFF, RALPH. "The Last Word," Art News (December 1989), p. 125.
UNSIGNED. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Winter/Spring 1990 Calendar (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1990), ill. cover; p. 1.
UNSIGNED. "Ruscha, Pashke at the Pompidou," Flash Art (January/February 1990), ill. p. 151.
UNSIGNED. Advertisement for exhibition at MOCA Los Angeles, Contemporanea 23 (December 1990), ill. p. 23.
NIXON, BRUCE. "Words and Pictures: Edward Ruscha at MOCA," Artweek 22 (10 January 1991), ill. p. 1.
ARNASON, H. H. and M. F. PRATHER. History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography, 4th ed. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998), fig. 643, ill. p. 545.
KURTIN, KELLY. "An Artist's New View," Where Chicago (November 2000), ill. p. 23; p. 24.
STEIN, LISA. "American Landscapes," Chicago Tribune (26 November 2000), ill. p. 8.
UNSIGNED. Listing for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Reader (29 December 2000), ill. p. 17.
DIETSCH, DEBORAH. "Road Trip," Museums Chicago (Fall/Holiday 2000-2001), ill. p. 68; p. 70.
UNSIGNED. Listing for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Gallery News (January- March 2001), ill. p. 31.

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