In the early 1960s Ed Ruscha started painting single words or phrases on intensely saturated solid backgrounds, creating a body of work referred to as "word pictures." This was done in an effort to find a new way for paintings to speak. NOISE is an early work from this series, and it seems particularly relevant in today's world of nonstop media noise.
Ed Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1937 and studied painting, photography, and graphic design at the Chouinard Art Institute (now Cal Arts). His work is collected by museums worldwide.
Lined journal is 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches.