Artist Ed Ruscha leaves LA MOCA board, last of 4 artists to leave

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Artist Ed Ruscha has resigned from the board of Los Angeles's Museum Of Contemporary Art — the last of four to leave after chief curator Paul Schimmel was removed.

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A person looks, 03 March 2006, at Edward Ruscha's "Large trademark with eight spotlights" (1962).

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In this undated photo released by the Hammer Museum, and courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery shows Ed Ruscha's painting called Manaña.

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The painting entitled 'Fat Boy' by Ruscha on show at the United States Pavillion as part of the 51st. International Art Exhibition in Venice 08 June 2005.


Artist Ed Ruscha has resigned from the board of Los Angeles's Museum Of Contemporary Art — the last of four artists on the board to leave after chief curator Paul Schimmel was removed.

The L.A. Times posted Ruscha's resignation letter, which they report was submitted Sunday.

The letter reads:

I hereby submit my resignation from the position I occupy on the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Board of Trustees. My defection may look obvious, but it will be all the better for the museum, which is on a course different than I imagined, but one I hope to support in the future.

The other artists to leave were John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie.

The original post incorrectly spelled Paul Schimmel's name. Apologies for the error.

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