Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting, Hayward Gallery, London


Curated by Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, the exhibition formed a broad retrospective of the paintings of the American artist, Ed Ruscha. The project involved both a dramatic increase in display surfaces and a visual simplification of the gallery itself. 


To provide more hanging space, freestanding walls were introduced within the galleries. Exhibition surfaces were painted white, whilst in opposition, surfaces not required for hanging paintings were stripped back to the original concrete of the Brutalist gallery.

Second floor plan
First floor plan