MOCA loses Ed Ruscha too

ed-ruscha-exhibit.jpgEd Ruscha became the last of four artists to leave the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art since the whole kerfuffle erupted over the removal of chief curator Paul Shimmel. The LA Times' Jori Finkel posted Ruscha's resignation letter, which his wife said was submitted on Sunday:

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.

Like John Baldessari, Catherine Opie and Barbara Kruger, who all left the board in recent days, Ruscha tries to sound at least a little optimistic that things will change at MOCA in the future.


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