Ed Ruscha, Woody and the World’s Hottest Pepper

The short video you see here was made by Lance Acord for LACMA’s second annual Art+Film Gala, a fundraising initiative to make film more central to the institution’s programming.  This year’s gala paid tribute to Stanley Kubrick and self described ‘linguistic kleptomaniac’ Ed Ruscha (above).

(And for those of you who missed it, last year’s Art+Film Gala video commission was the little Baldessari beauty I posted here).

Ed Ruscha, Woody and the World’s Hottest Pepper

Kiedis, Ruscha Talk Art in a Car


Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis took Ed Ruscha for a burn around LA recently to promote Pacific Standard Time, a Getty Research Institute initiative focusing on postwar art in LA.  The project culminates in a series of major exhibitions in cultural institutions across Southern California in October this year.

Kiedis is a big Ruscha fan.  He also likes art that makes him go “Oh, oh, look at that!”.  Insightful.  Next in the series: Jason Schwartzman meets with John Baldessari.

Kiedis, Ruscha Talk Art in a Car