drawing a 1950 ford from no memory (ed ruscha show)

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anthony easton is curating a show at the art gallery of alberta based on the ed ruscha drawing, will 100 artists draw a 1950 ford from memory. he got permission from ed ruscha himself. 100 people have agreed to draw a 1950 ford from memory for this show.

anthony contacted me, so i had to draw something. i was supposed to use basic white paper – like the one you would use for desktop printing. since i had to draw from memory, i was not supposed to use any reference images of a 1950 ford.

it turns out, i have no clue what 1950 ford looks like. i have no memory of it whatsoever. i think it might look like a mama-chari bicycle. plus it says “ford” in japanese on the mama-chari, so it’s clearly a ford. the maximum team power ducks are impressed, except for the one evil duck who is trying to puncture the tires…

guest curator, anthony easton
september 21, 2007 – january 6, 2008
opening reception: friday, september 21, 7pm
curator’s talk: saturday, september 22, 1pm

art gallery of alberta
enterprise square
100-10230 jasper avenue,
edmonton, alberta

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  1. Selfpartwo’s avatar

    I’m pretty sure the original 1950 Ford could only fit 2 maximum team power ducks in its front basket. Not 4 like you have depicted.

  2. yukayamaguchi’s avatar

    i knew something was wrong!
    ok, it’s nanchatte ford, then ;)

  3. Anthony’s avatar

    i really look forward to seeing this, its super awesome!

  4. yukayamaguchi’s avatar

    glad you like it :D i’m super happy.


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